On this date in 1977, the Braves retire Hank Aaron's uniform number 44.
"You are not going to break this record established by the great Babe Ruth if I can help it. Whites are far more superior than jungle bunnies. My gun is watching your every black move." - letter received by Aaron while closing in on Babe Ruth's all-time home run record
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