Before The Babe, Hank and Barry, There Was Roger Connor

baseballAny day now, Barry Bonds will catch Hank Aaron and become the all-time home run king. Everybody knows that Hank Aaron caught Babe Ruth, but not many people know who held the record before The Babe.

It was Roger Connor who hit 138 home runs during his 18-year career. Think about that for a moment. Babe Ruth took a record of 138 and stretched it to 714. That's not breaking the record, that's obliterating the record.

For cool audio of Hank Aaron hitting 715 and an awesome quote from the New York Times, go here.


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