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Hank Aaron 40th Anniversary Patch

On April 8, 1974 in Atlanta, Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 off of Dodgers pitcher Al Downing. This season marks the 40th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record.

In addition to the patch that the Braves will wear this season, Aaron has been honored with a portrait in the National Gallery. An amazing man, an incredible record and a fitting tribute to them both.