Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron turns 85 nowadays.
It’s a massive year for Hammerin’ Hank. 2019 also marks the 45th anniversary of hitting home run No. 715, which allowed Aaron to go Babe Ruth’s profession report that had stood considering the fact that 1935.
At 9:07 p.m. on April 8, 1974, Aaron strike a 1- fastball off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing into the still left-middle field bullpen at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium. The recreation stopped for 11 minutes as the crowd of 53,775 celebrated the achievement.
Aaron finished his profession in 1976 with 755 home operates.
Nowadays, Aaron proceeds to be celebrated. A bronze likeness of Aaron and other tributes to his Hall of Fame profession are fixtures of the Braves’ SunTrust Park.