ATLANTA - On April 8, 1974, Braves slugger Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run at the old Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. The shot over outfield wall broke Babe Ruth's long-standing home run record.
Forty years later, the Braves will celebrate the event by wearing a commemorative patch on their right sleeve during the 2014 season.
The patch will be in the shape of home plate with a navy background and the number 715 in red. Hank Aaron's autograph will appear across the numbers with a "40th Anniversary" banner across the top.
"We are delighted to honor Hank and recognize this momentous occasion," said Braves President John Schuerholz. "It was such an enormous milestone for him, for our team and for Major League Baseball, and we believe it deserves a season-long celebration."
The Braves will host the New York Mets for their home opener on April 8, the 40th anniversary of the home run. The Braves will celebrate Hank Aaron and his remarkable achievement in a pre-game ceremony.