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On this day in 1974, Henry Louis Aaron blasted the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth’s MLB record for career home runs. Things have changed a lot in 46 years, but the smile it brings while watching this never has.

Vin Scully with the famous call

“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…. A black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol.”

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