On this day in History 4/8

On this day in 1874, ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron broke a baseball record. The Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron swings on a pitch from the L.A. Dodgers, driving it deep into left center field for his 715th career home run, beating Babe Ruth’s record. Aaron will rack up a total of 755 home runs in his career, a milestone that will stand for more than 30 years.

Featured image courtesy of Aaron Vowels, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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