The Traveler… it’s outta here!…

July 30, 2018 by  
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Earlier this month I journeyed to New York City by the way of The New York Times of July 15, 1968. There I found “Aaron Clouts No. 500 as Braves Top Giants, 4-2”.  “Hank Aaron became the eighth player in major leagues to hit 500 home runs as his three-run wallop in the third inning sparked the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 victory today over the San Francisco Giants… In the exclusive 500 group are Babe Ruth, who holds the record of 714; Willie Mays, 577; Jimmie Foxx; 534; Mickey Mantle, 529; Ted Williams, 521; Eddie Mathews, 512, and Mel Ott, 511… Aaron, however, still expects to have two or three good years, and most baseball experts predict that he will go over the 600-homer mark…”

On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron would break Babe Ruth’s record when he hit home-run number 715 and hit his final home-run, number 755, on July 20, 1976.

~The Traveler

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