On This Day… 715

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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