Rewind: Hank Aaron Beats Babe Ruth Home Run Record

Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run 40 years ago today, breaking Ruth's record held for 53 years.
3:00 | 04/08/14

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Transcript for Rewind: Hank Aaron Beats Babe Ruth Home Run Record
Unless you've been stranded on the desert there and of both without communications for the past twenty -- -- bound to know that George Herman Ruth. Ceased to be the greatest home run hitter at about 9 PM last night. ABC's David knows where it was all -- accompanying a longtime fan of the Atlanta Braves based ability. Credit where it's. Sporting a new braves batting helmet in the home on -- in eleven year old great this -- that come from eyewitness baseball history. Forty times last season Dreyfus and his dad had taken up their positions here in left field hoping to see Henry hit one only to be disappointed. But now amid the hoopla of bands balloons and fireworks Dreyfus -- conflict. The -- yeah. The moment -- -- magic is Cameron Henry took up his position in left field less than forty yards away. Left field is the position the Dreyfus hopes that he can play for his neighborhood team the sand -- this summer. When Dodgers pitcher Al downing walked -- in the second inning wipers going in the -- -- But then Dreyfus his -- and 53000. Others -- did happen. Okay. -- -- -- -- -- -- It was a great day for Henry -- a great day for Dreyfus Smith who someday no doubt will attend a baseball game with his son or grandson and when he does. He'll be able to tell them I was there when. David -- ABC news Atlanta.

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