The Last Hero
A Life of Henry AaroneBook - 2010
In "The Last Hero", Bryant chronicles Aaron's childhood in segregated Alabama, his brief stardom in the Negro Leagues, his complicated relationship with celebrity, and his historic rivalry with Willie Mays--all culminating in the defining event of his life: his shattering of Babe Ruth's all-time home-run record. Bryant also examines Aaron's more complex second act: his quest to become an important voice beyond the ball field.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
From Library Staff
1974:Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's Major League Baseball home-run record with 714.