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Hank Aaron Turns 80

Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron in his  baseball uniform shown in 1967.
Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron in his baseball uniform shown in 1967.
Credit (AP Photo)

Today marks the 80th birthday of one of the Atlanta Braves most famous baseball players, Hank Aaron. From 1954 to 1976, he played as an outfielder for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves as well as the Milwaukee Brewers.

Aaron still holds many baseball records, including runs batted in,  extra base hits and total bases. However, he is probably best remembered for breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record back in on April 8th, 1974.  

For his birthday, we dug back into our archive for an interview we did with an eyewitness to that event. Atlanta Braves VIP Usher Walter Banks still remembers the record breaking day well.  

 

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