Flashback: April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron’s Record Breaking Night

It’s been 50 years since Hank Aaron scored a two-run homer that would re-write the record books.

On April 8th, 1974, in front of a packed Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Aaron faced L.A. Dodgers pitcher All Dowling in the fourth inning of that game. After missing the first pitch, the second pitch would change history.

That swing of the bat would break a record held by baseball legend Babe Ruth.

The ball would land into the Braves bullpen, caught by relief pitcher Tom House, who returned the ball back to Aaron after the game.

The Atlanta Braves will commemorate this historic event tonight when they play the New York Mets at Truist Park.

Call by then WSB Radio host Milo Hamilton. (Video credit: MLB/YouTube)