On April 8, 1974, Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium was packed with a record 53,775 fans as Hank Aaron hit career home run No. 715 in the fourth inning off of Los Angeles pitcher Al Downing, surpassing Babe Ruth as the game’s all-time leader in home runs. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Hank Aaron Retrospective

On April 8, 1974, Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium was packed with a record 53,775 fans as Hank Aaron hit career home run No. 715 in the fourth inning off of Los Angeles pitcher Al Downing, surpassing Babe Ruth as the game’s all-time leader in home runs. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Hank Aaron Retrospective

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