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Maria Saporta Reflects on her conversation with Hank Aaron

By STEVE GOSS >> Original Story

It’s been more than 40 years since Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s long-held career homerun record before a sold-out crowd at Atlanta Stadium. Recently, veteran Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta sat down with Hank Aaron and his wife Billye for an interview for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In a conversation with WABE’s Steve Goss, she began by talking about the way Aaron coped with the ugly side of his quest to break Ruth’s record.

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Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.

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