Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chief Noc-A-Homa

Born February 5, 1934, Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron hit his 715th homerun on April 8, 1974 to break the record held by the legendary Babe Ruth, thus adding to his own legendary status in the world of baseball. This feat occured in the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Mr. Aaron was facing Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers and put the shot into the left field bullpen.

On season opening day this week, Aaron threw out the first pitch at Turner Field in Atlanta for the ceremonial start of the game in which the Braves defeated the Cubbies. Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron hit 733 of his 755 career home runs while playing for the Braves.
Mr. Aaron is currently a Senior Vice-president with the Braves organization.

1 comment:

Lin said...

There is nothing like Opening Day for baseball. Nothing. It is the promise of spring and hope for a great season. I'm saying that and I'm NOT a Cubs fan. :)