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November 4, 2010

Hank Aaron's Ascent

Author Howard Bryant traces the former home-run champ's rise from segregated Alabama to the height of acclaim in baseball.

Evan Hilbert

Hank Aaron held baseball's all-time home-run record for 33 years despite owning an unnatural swing. He used the quickness of his wrists to compensate, flicking the ball away quickly. Similarly, Aaron employed a blithe attitude towards reporters and fame to deflect attention from himself. This worked to his detriment in some cases, as he was often forced into the public's consciousness, reluctant as he may have been.

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