PBS NewsHour

A look back at the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron

Clip: 01/22/2021 | 7m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

One of America's greatest athletes, Henry Louis Aaron, died Friday at the age of 86. The famed baseball player endured blatant racism for much of his life, eventually breaking Babe Ruth's home run record. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Howard Bryant, a sports writer and author of, "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron," joins Jeffrey Brown to look back on Aaron's life.

Aired: 01/22/21

Rating: NR

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