1954 HEADLINE: Henry Aaron Hits First Big League Homer!!
On this day in 1954, Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron crushed the first home run of his major league career.
On the road, and playing against the St. Louis Cardinals, Hank Aaron and the Milwaukee Braves battled the Cards in a 4-hour marathon. In total, the game consisted of 25 hits and 12 runs.
And for Aaron, this game was where his historic start as one of the game’s greatest power hitters took off. In the top of the 6th inning, Aaron belted a solo homer off of Cardinals’ pitcher Vic Raschi. On the day, Aaron went 3-for-7, while collecting 2 RBI, scoring 2 runs, and connecting for his first home run as a major league player.
And as they say, the rest was history…
Happy Anniversary, Mr. Aaron!!!