Monday, March 31, 2014

Hank Aaron- 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago on April 8, 1974, at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, Henry (Hammerin’ Hank) Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in 1935.  He would later finish his career with the Milwaukee Brewers with a total of 755 home runs. At the time of his retirement, Aaron also held records for first in RBIs, second in at-bats and runs scored and third in base hits. We have many books by and about Henry Aaron including “The Man Who Made Milwaukee Famous” by Brewer teammate Don Money, which is more or less a diary of this first season back in Milwaukee in 1975. The book is told through the eyes, ears and feelings of the author as he puts the reader in the locker room and on the road with one of the all-time greats. In 2007, Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s home run record.

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