Some tragic news in the baseball world as the legendary Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86 on Friday morning.
The Dodgers were playing Aaron's Atlanta Braves on the evening of April 8, 1974. Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully was the person who called Hank Aaron's milestone home as he passed Babe Ruth for the most career home runs when he slugged his 715th bomb & it was a moment that will never been forgotten in baseball history.
"A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol," a thrilled Scully said. "What a marvelous moment for baseball. What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world."
"And it is a great moment for all of us, particularly Henry Aaron, who was met at home plate by not only every member of the Braves, but by his father and mother."
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