16 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Hank Aaron, the famed Atlanta Brave slugger that bested Babe Ruth’s homerun record in the 70s, is no stranger to getting hate mail. After offering his opinions on race relations in America last month, it was revealed on Jackie Robinson Day, that letters filled with vitriol flooded the Braves office once again.

Hank Aaron Targeted For Comments On Race

In the month leading up to the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball, which made him the first African American to play for the league, Aaron revealed that while he felt that America has improved where racism is concerned over the years, he believes the country still has great strides to make. He keeps old hate mail from when he beat Ruth's record for the purpose of reminding himself of that.

"To remind myself that we are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record, »

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Barack Obama
Jackie Robinson (I)
Babe Ruth


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners