All sports fans know where they were April 8, 1974.
High school classmate Charles Driebe and I were attending a nighttime bricklaying class at Atlanta Technical School, 2.8 miles west of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium – among 20 students of different ages and races standing on the outside deck huddled around an AM radio, listening to Milo Hamilton as he described the Moment Hank Aaron came to bat. When Hank hit his 715th home run, we all stood in awed silence, hearing the roar of the crowd and watching the fireworks explode above the stadium.
I still have a lump in my throat.
Henry “Hank” Aaron, 1934-2021