In recognition of Hank Aaron passing Babe Ruth's home run record on April 8, 1974, AJC sports reporter Steve Hummer reads the column written by Furman Bisher, who witnessed history. (Video edited by Ryon Horne/AJC)
The rebroadcast is part of a series of “Braves Classics” the team plans to stream throughout April on social media.
Other games coming to the Braves' Facebook and YouTube channels on the same day of the month as they originally occurred: the April 10, 2012, game at Houston, featuring Chipper Jones returning from arthroscopic knee surgery to hit a home run in his first game of his final season; the April 14, 2017, regular-season opener at SunTrust Park (now Truist Park); the April 17, 2008, game against the Marlins in which Jones homered twice and John Smoltz picked up the last of his 210 wins as a Brave; and the April 26, 2018, game at Cincinnati in which Ronald Acuna hit his first career homer in his second major-league game. All of those are notable games, but the April 8, 1974, game remains in a league of its own.
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