Hank Aaron's legacy

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In 1974, Babe Ruth’s homerun record was broken and Hank Aaron became the new homerun king. Aaron was one of the best to ever set foot on the field. Take a look at images that capture Aaron’s lasting legacy.

Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
(L to R) Outfielder Willie Mays #24 of the San Francisco Giants, NBC announcer Mickey Mantle and outfielder Hank Aaron #44 of the Atlanta Braves conduct an on air interview comparing the evolution of the baseball glove prior to a game on June 21, 1969 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by: Diamond Images/Getty Images)
(L to R) Outfielder Willie Mays #24 of the San Francisco Giants, NBC announcer Mickey Mantle and outfielder Hank Aaron #44 of the Atlanta Braves conduct an on air interview comparing the evolution of the baseball glove prior to a game on June 21, 1969 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by: Diamond Images/Getty Images)
(L to R) Outfielder Willie Mays #24 of the San Francisco Giants, NBC announcer Mickey Mantle and outfielder Hank Aaron #44 of the Atlanta Braves conduct an on air interview comparing the evolution of the baseball glove prior to a game on June 21, 1969 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by: Diamond Images/Getty Images)
Hank Aaron, Roy Campamella, Don Newcombe, and Pee Wee Reese pose for a photo in the stands during a game at Yankee Stadium circa 1970's in Bronx, New York. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn stands in the background. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Hank Aaron, Roy Campamella, Don Newcombe, and Pee Wee Reese pose for a photo in the stands during a game at Yankee Stadium circa 1970's in Bronx, New York. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn stands in the background. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Hank Aaron, Roy Campamella, Don Newcombe, and Pee Wee Reese pose for a photo in the stands during a game at Yankee Stadium circa 1970's in Bronx, New York. Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn stands in the background. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
A letter negotiating Hank Aaron's contract from 1952 is seen as part of Emory University's collection, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves, to create an exhibit opening April 24 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A letter negotiating Hank Aaron's contract from 1952 is seen as part of Emory University's collection, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves, to create an exhibit opening April 24 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library
A letter negotiating Hank Aaron's contract from 1952 is seen as part of Emory University's collection, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves, to create an exhibit opening April 24 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A copy of a letter from 1973 sent to Hank Aaron as he chased Babe Ruth’s home run record is seen at Emory University, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Aaron's 715th home run, one better than Ruth. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, including scouting reports, contracts and letters Aaron received, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A copy of a letter from 1973 sent to Hank Aaron as he chased Babe Ruth’s home run record is seen at Emory University, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Aaron's 715th home run, one better than Ruth. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, including scouting reports, contracts and letters Aaron received, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A copy of a letter from 1973 sent to Hank Aaron as he chased Babe Ruth’s home run record is seen at Emory University, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Aaron's 715th home run, one better than Ruth. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, including scouting reports, contracts and letters Aaron received, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Emory University student Kyle Arbuckle, holds up some of the school's collection of Hank Aaron materials, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Arbuckle, along with classmates Warren Kember and Brett Lake teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves, to create an exhibit opening on April 24 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Emory University student Kyle Arbuckle, holds up some of the school's collection of Hank Aaron materials, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Arbuckle, along with classmates Warren Kember and Brett Lake teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves, to create an exhibit opening on April 24 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University student Kyle Arbuckle, holds up some of the school's collection of Hank Aaron materials, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Arbuckle, along with classmates Warren Kember and Brett Lake teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves, to create an exhibit opening on April 24 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A document from 1972 sent to Hank Aaron as he chased Babe Ruth’s home run record is seen at Emory University, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves. The exhibit the students created using the library materials opens on April 24 at the university’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A document from 1972 sent to Hank Aaron as he chased Babe Ruth’s home run record is seen at Emory University, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves. The exhibit the students created using the library materials opens on April 24 at the university’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A document from 1972 sent to Hank Aaron as he chased Babe Ruth’s home run record is seen at Emory University, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Atlanta. Three Emory University baseball players teamed up last year to dig through the collection, donated in 2013 by a former scout for the Atlanta Braves. The exhibit the students created using the library materials opens on April 24 at the university’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron eyes the flight of the ball after hitting his 715th career homer in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Harry Harrris, File)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron eyes the flight of the ball after hitting his 715th career homer in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Harry Harrris, File)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron eyes the flight of the ball after hitting his 715th career homer in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Harry Harrris, File)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron speaks during a press conference after hitting his 715th home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night, April 8. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron speaks during a press conference after hitting his 715th home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night, April 8. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron speaks during a press conference after hitting his 715th home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night, April 8. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron holds the ball he hit for his 715th home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron holds the ball he hit for his 715th home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night
FILE - In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron holds the ball he hit for his 715th home run during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The 40th anniversary of Aaron's 715th home run finds the Hall of Famer, now 80, coping with his recovery from hip surgery. The anniversary of his famous homer on April 8, 1974 will be celebrated before the Braves' home opener against the Mets on Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 24: MLB Hall of Famers Frank Robinson (L-R), Billy Williams and Hank Aaron stand as they are acknowledged during the 2013 Civil Rights Game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field on August 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 24: MLB Hall of Famers Frank Robinson (L-R), Billy Williams and Hank Aaron stand as they are acknowledged during the 2013 Civil Rights Game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field on August 24, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Hall of Famer Hank Aaron (R) talks with fellow Hall of Famer and Team President Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers against the San Francisco Giants in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 4
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Hall of Famer Hank Aaron (R) talks with fellow Hall of Famer and Team President Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers against the San Francisco Giants in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, Hank Aaron, Oprah Winfrey, and Forest Whitaker attend Lee Daniels' "The Butler" New York Premiere, hosted by TWC, Samsung Galaxy and DeLeon Tequila on August 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER New York Premiere, Hosted By TWC, Samsung Galaxy And DeLeon Tequila
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, Hank Aaron, Oprah Winfrey, and Forest Whitaker attend Lee Daniels' "The Butler" New York Premiere, hosted by TWC, Samsung Galaxy and DeLeon Tequila on August 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Jesse Jackson and Baseball Hall of Famer Hank aaron attend the The Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards' Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards' Dinner
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Jesse Jackson and Baseball Hall of Famer Hank aaron attend the The Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards' Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey poses with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, left, and Hank Aaron as he receives National League Hank Aaron Award before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey poses with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, left, and Hank Aaron as he receives National League Hank Aaron Award before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey poses with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, left, and Hank Aaron as he receives National League Hank Aaron Award before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 9, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 9, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 9, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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