The home run is one of the most satisfying and exciting moments in baseball. The history of Major League Baseball is full of memorable and wonderful moments, and some of them include legendary home runs. Today, we’ll take a look back at some of them.
HANK AARON DETHRONES BABE RUTH:
For decades, the legendary Babe Ruth was lord and master of all things home run related. If there was a home run record to be held, chances are The Babe held it. When Ruth finally retired he had hit 714 home runs, a record that most thought was untouchable. Many years later, Hank Aaron arrived to challenge Ruth’s legacy. During his career, he was very consistent and entered the 1974 season at 713 for his career. That year, Aaron finally achieved the long-desired record and became the new home run champion of all-time.
KIRK GIBSON’S FEAT:
1988 was a great year for Kirk Gibson, winning the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League MVP award. However, just before Game 1 of that World Series, Gibson was dealing with knee and hamstring injuries that had kept him out of the lineup. Everything seemed to indicate that he would not play, but he began icing his legs with the intention of stepping into the box for an at-bat if his team needed him. And they would: The Dodgers trailed 4-3 when manager Tommy Lasorda decided to call on his hobbled star, then Gibson did the impossible.
MARK MCGWIRE’S SINGLE-SEASON HOME RUN RECORD:
For almost 40 years, Roger Maris’ 61 in 1961 set the standard for homers in a single season, but in the summer of 1998, Mark McGwire rewrote that story. During that season, ‘Big Mac’ had an outstanding performance and finally on September 8, 1998 tied Maris’ record. He finished that season with 70 homers.
BARRY BONDS HITS NO. 756:
Bonds is one of the best hitters the game have ever seen. On August 7, 2007, he hit career home run No. 756 to surpass the record set by Hank Aaron.
JOE CARTER’S EUPHORIA:
Joe Carter had the most glorious moment of his entire career in 1993. his team the Blue Jays reached the World Series, facing the Philadelphia Phillies. In Game 6, with Jays leading three games to two, he hit an amazing home run to win the World Series.
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