April 8, 1974 (Side 1, Track 1)

By Stuart Shea

It was 40 years ago today
The Bums came to ‘Lanta to play
Al Downing tried to pitch with style,
But Hank hit the ball a country mile.

So let me introduce to you—the righty with the mighty swing…
Henry Aaron’s record-breaking bomb !


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Published in Atlanta Braves, Ballparks, Fans, History, Los Angeles Dodgers, Players, Songs and Parodies, Stu Shea | Link to this poem | 1 Comment

April 8, 1974 (Side 1, Track 1): 1 Comment

  1. Todd Herges wrote,

    Wonderful Stu! Conjures the memory of watching the one and only Hammerin’ Hank rounding the bases as fans rush the field.

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