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...off-track betting (OTB) system in the United States opens in New York City.1974 - In the home opener in Atlanta, Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's career record by hitting his 715th home run, connecting off Al Downing of Los Angeles in the fourth...

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...the fellow with the ball do the fretting."- HANK AARON American baseball icon Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," is widely regarded...Mobile, Alabama, called "Down The Bay," Hank Aaron was the third of eight children born to Estella...

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Today In Sports History

...form the first 40-homer trio on one team since the 1973 Atlanta Braves: Davey Johnson (43), Darrell Evans (41), Hank Aaron (40).2000 - At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team escapes the humiliation of playing for a...

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...by a pitch and was wiped out in a double play.1965 - Hank Aaron of Milwaukee hit Curt Simmons' pitch on top of the pavilion...to move into first place on the career list ahead of Hank Aaron. 1994 - South Africa is introduced for the first time...

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...his 500th home run off San Francisco's Juan Marichal at Candlestick Park. Houston beats the Giants 8-6.1968 - Hank Aaron hits his 500th home run off Mike McCormick as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2.1985 - Kathy Baker...

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...been held since the meet's inception in 1983.2007 - San Francisco's Barry Bonds hits home run No. 756 to break Hank Aaron's storied record. Noticeably absent are Aaron and Commissioner Bud Selig.2009 - Albert Pujols drove in three runs...

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Today In Sports History

...Pittsburgh's Kip Wells, the San Francisco Giants slugger joined Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays in the exclusive club.2006...Bonds has hit 30 homers in 14 seasons, one shy of Hank Aaron's record.1969 - Cesar Tovar of Minnesota broke up...

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...in 1961. Ruth's lifetime total of 714 home runs at his retirement in 1935 was a record, until first surpassed by Hank Aaron in 1974. Unlike many power hitters, Ruth also hit for average: his .342 lifetime batting is tenth highest in baseball...

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Today In Sports History

...clinched the NL title, the first time since 1948 that the pennant wasn't decided in the season's final game.1957 - Hank Aaron's 11th-inning homer gave the Milwaukee Braves a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and the NL pennant...

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Today In Sports History

...Campaneris of the Kansas City A's hit three triples in a 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians.1971 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves knocked in his 100th run of the season, giving him the National League record of 11 seasons with...

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