Mark Bradley: Hank Aaron, 1934-2021: A great player, a greater man

ATLANTA — We think of him in that moment, that Monday night in April, NBC and Curt Gowdy on hand, Al Downing throwing, the bat whipping the ball high and deep, Bill Buckner attempting to scale the fence in left-center, the ball settling into Tom House’s glove in the bullpen, more than 50,000 people in the stands and millions more around the world having seen history of many sorts — sports history, sure, but also U.S. history and world history — been made. It remains the greatest moment in the annals of Atlanta sports. It’s on every 10-best list of significant sports moments. April 8, 1974, 9:0…

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