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Historic week for Hank Aaron








In top photo, Hank Aaron (44) of the Atlanta Braves and Pete Rose (14) of the Cincinnati Reds met U.S. President Gerald Ford, second from left, before start of the season opener at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Aaron hit his historic 714th home run later in the April 4, 1974 game, trying Babe Ruth’s record.

In top photo, Hank Aaron (44) of the Atlanta Braves and Pete Rose (14) of the Cincinnati Reds met U.S. President Gerald Ford, second from left, before start of the season opener at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Aaron hit his historic 714th home run later in the April 4, 1974 game, trying Babe Ruth’s record.

Four days later, on April 8, 1974, Aaron (in photo at right) hugged his mother Estella Aaron after he hit his 715th career home run, breaking the record long held by Ruth. (AP Photos)

Four days later, on April 8, 1974, Aaron (in photo at right) hugged his mother Estella Aaron after he hit his 715th career home run, breaking the record long held by Ruth. (AP Photos)

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