Imagine trying to do your job under this stress:
'Aaron received racist death threats as he closed in on Ruth's record. Nearly 20 years after passing Ruth, he shared some of the letters with Sports Illustrated. "My gun is watching your every black move," one read. Aaron also told the magazine he wouldn't sit with his back to a door in restaurants and when he was in public he wouldn't finish a drink after stepping away from it in case someone put something in it.'