Trivia: Who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974?
Correct Answer: Hank Aaron
So why is this answer correct? : Babe Ruth made history during his reign as the “Sultan of Swat.” The Great Bambino hit a whopping 714 home runs in his career, the running record until slugger Hank Aaron surpassed it in 1974. It’s no secret that Ruth was keen on breaking records. In 1920 alone, the iconic Babe hit a record-breaking 54 home runs. To put that into perspective, the second-place home-run hitter of that year hit 19.