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This Day in History: Hank Aaron Breaks Babe Ruth’s All-Time Home Run Record

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This Day in History:
Hank Aaron Breaks Babe Ruth’s
All-Time Home Run Record April 8, 1974 Aaron hit his 715th home run
to earn the new record in front of
a crowd of 53,775 in Atlanta. He hit the record breaking homer
off a pitch from LA Dodgers' Al Downing. The extraordinary achievement
would remain in place until 2007. Aaron made his major league debut
with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954. Over the span of his 23-year-career,
Aaron played for the Braves in both
Milwaukee and Atlanta. He ended his
career with the Milwaukee Brewers. When he retired in 1976,
he had 755 home runs. He was inducted
into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
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