"Aaron methodically went about his business on the ball field. He turned the other cheek. But the bitterness remained." (from "Right Off the Bat") (Photo by Louis Requena/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
The Hollywood Reporter announces a film on Hank Aaron
. It will be made by the director of The Natural
. As he approached and surpassed Babe Ruth’s
sacrosanct lifetime home-run record, Aaron
—who was playing in Atlanta at the time—was subject to racist abuse (in the early 1970s) as flagrant as any even Jackie Robinson
experienced. Watch for details!