Hank Aaron's son talks about chase for '715'

Braves slugger Hank Aaron is welcomed at home plate after smashing his 715th career home run - breaking Babe Ruth's record on April 8, 1974, at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.  (AP Photo/File)
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Braves slugger Hank Aaron is welcomed at home plate after smashing his 715th career home run - breaking Babe Ruth's record on April 8, 1974, at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. (AP Photo/File)

Credit: Associated Press file photo

Credit: Associated Press file photo

Lary Aaron didn't see his father's record-breaking 715th home run at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

Death threats kept the 16-year-old son of Hank Aaron and his mother away from the ballpark on the night of April 8, 1974. He watched with tears in his eyes as Hank rounded the bases from a relative's home in Jacksonville.

"When the guys ran out on the field, it was most scary part," Lary Aaron told Mississippi Braves radio announcer Kyle Tait. "We didn't know who they were."

Lary Aaron, a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers , was in Mobile, Ala., following the Mobile BayBears - the  Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks - as they faced the M-Braves in a stadium named after his father.

You can hear Tait's interview about the events surrounding the chase of Babe Ruth's home run record below, or here.