I remember the anticipation of watching this game, and a chance to see the home run record fall. It was something we talked about school for days. My friend Danny, who was the only known Braves fan in our part of the world. In five years living in the neighborhood, I don't think he ever took off his Braves cap.
As I grow older, it is one of my many baseball historic moments that I shared with my late father. The anticipation, my dad reciting stats why Aaron's accomplishment paled in comparison to "the Babe." When the historic moment happened all was forgotten, he had witnessed baseball history with his son reciting the highlights of Aaron's career. A moment in an imperfect childhood that will remain as a cherished memory.