AARON'S 715th HOMERUN
On April 8th, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves became the major
leagues' all-time home run king, hitting his 715th in a game against the Los
Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Stadium and surpassing Babe Ruth's total of 714.
- Al Downing. Dodgers pitcher off whom Aaron homered in the fourth inning and the
losing pitcher in the Braves' 7-4 victory.
- Darrell Evans. Braves third baseman who was on base when Aaron connected, having
reached first on shortstop Bill Russell's error.
- Joe Ferguson. Downing's catcher.
- Tom House. Atlanta relief pitcher who caught Aaron's homer in the Braves bullpen.
- Ron Reed. The Braves' starting and winning pitcher.
- Taken from The Sporting News Baseball Trivia Book,
The Sporting News Publishing Co., St. Louis, 1983, page 9.
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