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via National Baseball Hall of Fame Library
via National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

On this day in 1976, Hank Aaron hit his last home run. His 755th blast came in a 6-2 Milwaukee Brewers win over the California Angels. In 1974, Aaron passed Babe Ruth for most career home runs so at this point, he was essentially padding his lead. Knee injuries restricted Aaron to only 85 games that season and remained an issue when he played so despite two months remaining in the season, this homer would be the last of his legendary career. Aaron would go on to retire at the end the 1975-1976 Major League Baseball season, his 23rd in the league. In 1982, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As for his home run record: it would be 31 years, August 7, 2007 to be exact, before Aaron’s record was broken by San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds. Today, Aaron serves as Senior Vice President of the Atlanta Braves.

posted on 07/19/2017 by Daniel Oyefusi
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