One for the Record

One for the Record

The Inside Story of Hank Aaron's Chase for the Home-run Record

Book - 2016 | First Little, Brown edition
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Grand Central Pub
The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives.

In ONE FOR THE RECORD, George Plimpton recounts Hank Aaron's thrilling race to become the new home run champion. Amidst media frenzy and death threats, Aaron sought to beat Babe Ruth's record. In 1974, he finally succeeded.

A fascinating examination of the psychology of baseball players, ONE FOR THE RECORD gives an absorbing account of the men on the mound who had to face Aaron. But the book's true genius lies in the portrait of Aaron himself, and his discussions on his philosophy on hitting and the game of baseball.


Baker & Taylor
Chronicles Hank Aaron's 715th home run, which broke Babe Ruth's previous home run record, and offers the perspectives of other players in the game that day.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Edition: First Little, Brown edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316326933
0316326933
Branch Call Number: 796.357 PLIMPTON
Characteristics: viii, 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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