Remembering Hammerin' Hank
When Hank Aaron drove an Al Dowling pitch into the left-field bullpen of Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium on April 8, 1974, he took possession of what many consider the most important record in sports. His 715th home run was one more than the career mark Babe Ruth established 39 years earlier. Aaron hit 40 more before retiring in 1976. Now, as Barry Bonds closes in on Aaron's record of 755, we find our thoughts turning more and more to the former Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves slugger. Share your favorite Aaron memories below, and we'll publish a sampling of the best comments in an upcoming edition of the Times. Please leave your full name and hometown for publication purposes.
(Photo: Aaron holds up the ball he hit for home run No. 715. AP photo. Click to enlarge.)