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MLB: Braves to honor 40th anniversary of Aaron's record

Published February 11, 2014 9:29 am
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Atlanta • The Atlanta Braves are planning to honor the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record 715th home run in a pregame ceremony before their home opener against the Mets on April 8.

The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aaron's autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner.

Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record on April 8, 1974, at old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. He finished his career with 755 homers, a record passed by Barry Bonds, who finished with 762.



Braves president John Schuerholz said the anniversary "deserves a season-long celebration."

Aaron celebrated his 80th birthday on Feb. 5.

 

 

 

 

 

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