"Hammerin'" Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1934. "The thing I like about baseball is that it's one-on-one," he once said. "You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it's your mistake. If you hit a home run, it's your home run." In 1974, he broke Babe Ruth's record for home runs despite having received numerous racist death threats in the mail, most of them postmarked from northern cities.