5:30 PM Apr 8, 2014
Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron hits his 715th homerun, April 8, 1974. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, witnessed Aaron's homerun against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing in Atlanta, Georgia. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)
Forty years ago Tuesday, in what is now a Turner Field parking lot, he launched home run No. 715, breaking Babe Ruth’s supposedly unassailable record.
11:30 AM Feb 18, 2014
That infernal loblolly pine off the 17th fairway at Augusta National, the one with such an appetite for Eisenhower’s tee ball, the one whose very name paid lasting tribute to a presidential pull hook, is sawdust.
1:30 PM Feb 8, 2014
Atlanta Braves player Henry 'Hank' Aaron hits his record breaking 715th home run, April 8, 1974. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, witnessed Aaron's homerun against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing in Atlanta, Georgia. (Charles Pugh/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)
baseball’s all-natural home-run king will be honored at a Friday night dinner thrown by his buddy, Commissioner Bud Selig. On Saturday, he and his likeness will be celebrated at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.