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Hank Aaron... 700th home run...



Item # 555789

July 22, 1973

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 22, 1973  This 74 page newspaper has a three column headline on page 45: "Relentless Aaron Blasts No. 700" with nice photo of Aaron waving to the crowd shortly after his historic home run.
Other news of the day throughout. Little margin wear with a few small tape mends near the margins, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed "Hammer," "Hammerin' Hank,” and "Bad Henry,” is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned from 1954 through 1976. After playing with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League and in the minor leagues, Aaron started his Major League Baseball career in 1954. He played 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League, and his last two years (1975–76) with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League. In his career, Aaron had many accomplishments and set many records. His most notable achievement was setting the MLB record for most career home runs with 755, which he held for 33 years until being surpassed by San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds on August 7, 2007.

Category: The 20th Century

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