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No. 1974 Date Inn On Base Opp Pitcher 714 April 4 1 2 Cin Billingham

That is the way it will look some day in the record book. Last week it was flesh and blood, bat and ball; it was one man and the memory of another at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Barely ten minutes into his 21st major league season, Henry Louis Aaron stood at the plate with two Atlanta Brave teammates on base and a count of three balls and one strike. Around him were 52,000 expectant fans. Behind him...

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