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‘’THE BAMBINO’S’’ RECORD BROKEN IN 1974

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On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th
career home run, breaking
Babe Ruth’s legendary record of 714
homers. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, was with Aaron that night to
cheer when he hit a 4th inning pitch off the Los Angeles Dodgers’
Al Downing. However, as Aaron was an African American who
had received death threats and racist hate mail during his pursuit
of one of baseball’s most distinguished records, the achievement
was bittersweet.

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CAREER HOMER HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Ken Hubbs (Chicago Cubs) set a major-league baseball
fielding record when he played errorless for his 74th
consecutive game.

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Kenneth Douglass Hubbs (December 23, 1941 – February 13, 1964)

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