MLB Bullets Honors A Legend

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It was the anniversary of Henry Aaron's 715th home run, and that brought out a lot of talk about the home run record. Matt Moore is off to see the doctor. The Panda may be looking for a new home. Joey Votto fights crime on the Canadian prairie.

My first real baseball memory was probably the death of Roberto Clemente. (Or maybe Joe Rudi's catch in the World Series a few months before, if you consider that worth a "memory.") So you likely know that my second baseball memory was Henry Aaron's chase of Base Ruth's record. I have a distinct memory of watching TV and having a "Special Report" interrupt the show to say that Aaron had hit his 713th home run. That was the year before. And of course I remember seeing Aaron break Ruth's record, even if I'm not sure if I saw it live.

When he played for the Brewers a few years later, I did get the honor of seeing Aaron hit a home run.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.

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