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By Ken Rappoport

Since Babe Ruth began drawing mammoth crowds along with his sizeable bat within the Twenties, the house run has intended extra to baseball than simply approximately the other person fulfillment. What will be extra fascinating than the crack of the bat and the ball flying to the some distance reaches of a baseball stadium? From Ruth to Aaron to Bonds, Ken Rappoport examines the 10 maximum sluggers to ever step as much as the plate. the opposite gamers integrated are Lou Gehrig, Josh Gibson, Ken Griffey, Jr., Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Sadaharu Oh, and Alex Rodriguez.

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He faced racial discrimination while playing for a Boston Braves farm team in the South during the 1950s. That made him all the more determined to succeed in the sport he loved best. By the 1953 season, the Braves had moved from Boston to Milwaukee. Meanwhile, Aaron was moving up swiftly in the Braves’ system. In 1954, Aaron was promoted to the major leagues. Aaron’s consistency was amazing: He is the only player in major league history with at least 30 home runs in each of his first fifteen seasons.

381 in 1939. Rodriguez had played shortstop throughout his major league career. But upon joining the Yankees in 2004, the Gold Glove shortstop became a third baseman. And his hitting continued to amaze baseball fans. In 2007, Rodriguez became the youngest player in the game’s history to reach the 500-homer level. Rodriguez broke the record set by Jimmie Foxx in 1939. In the off-season, the Yankees signed Rodriguez to a new, ten-year, $275 million deal just as they were building a new stadium. New contract, new stadium, and new possibilities.

He hoped to hit the record-breaker in front of the loyal Braves fans in Atlanta. The road to the top was not easy for Aaron, a native of Alabama who played both baseball and football as a youth. He faced racial discrimination while playing for a Boston Braves farm team in the South during the 1950s. That made him all the more determined to succeed in the sport he loved best. By the 1953 season, the Braves had moved from Boston to Milwaukee. Meanwhile, Aaron was moving up swiftly in the Braves’ system.

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