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(Studio) Hank Aaron hits home runs 707 and 708. Babe Ruth record stands at 714.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Atlanta, Georgia) Babe Ruth's career continually spotlighted. Aaron new to publicity. [AARON - says pressure felt from reporters but no pressure felt on field.] Aaron questioned about getting home run record. [AARON - plans to work very hard to get record.] Aaron recs. some hate mail. Many whites upset by black man stealing white man's records. [AARON - doesn't want to break record just because it's white] Young fans react to Aaron. Older fans recall Babe Ruth and scoff somewhat at Aaron.
REPORTER: David Snell
- Reasoner, Harry;
- Snell, David
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