April 8, 1974 – At 9:07 p.m. on this day in 1974,in Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron sent a fastball served up by Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers over the left field fence, hitting his 715th home run and breaking Babe Ruth’s record. The ball game stopped while 53,775 fans showered “The Hammer” with a 15-minute ovation!
Hat’s off to Hank Aaron!!
The Hampton Roads Gazeti