04/08/2005: Great days in Baseball History: April 8, 1974
In the 4th inning, of the Braves home opener 7–4 win against the Dodgers, Henry Aaron parks an Al Downing pitch in the left-CF stands for career home run 715, breaking Ruth's once thought to be unapproachable record.Aaron, of course, retired with 755 career home runs, a record which may or may not be broken by Barry Bonds in the next couple seasons.
In honor of the occasion:
I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
Len on 04.08.05 @ 07:38 AM CST