On this day in 1973, Hank Aaron belted the 700th home run of his amazing baseball career. This milestone came against the Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher Ken Brett, yes he is the brother of Hall of Famer George. In the bottom of the third inning, Aaron crushed a 2-run home run and all of a sudden there were two members in the 700 home run club!!!
I’m sure that when Hank came into the league as a rookie nobody expected he would climb to the pinnacle of the sport and break many records along the way. But with this home run he trailed the all-time leader by just 14 round-trippers and I am sure that the count down was on!!!
Heck, if blogging existed back then I wonder if anyone would have followed Aaron’s quest to top ‘The Babe’ in the same manner that ’30-YOC’ has chased Randy Johnson’s 300th win or Mariano Rivera’s 500th save.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Aaron!!!