On this day: April 8th, 1974 Henry 'Hank' Aaron hit his 715th home run in Atlanta, breaking the record previously held by Babe Ruth. This song was released the previous year in anticipation of the milestone. I don't know his actual stats, but Aaron must have only been one or two away at the end of the '73 season since he got it done in what was likely the first week or so of the '74 season.
Bill Slayback, the singer of the song, was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1974. Ernie Harwell was the legendary long-time Tigers announcer who passed away in 2010.
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This one has been on my ever-growing, never-ending mental wish list for quite a while now. I finally found my copy last winter and have been saving it for this very occasion.
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