Thursday, May 10, 2012

On this day... Hammerin' Hank sprints around the bases

May 10, 1967. Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium.

Trailing by two runs in the top of the eighth inning, Hank Aaron hits an inside the park home run to knot the score 3-3. The Phillies come back to win 4-3 the game, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth, with Johnny Briggs at the plate, Don Lock scores from third on a Phil Niekro wild pitch.

Hank's "un-conventional" round tripper, the 448th of his career, is the only "inside the parker" of his incredible career. It is also the only home run Hank ever collects at the expense of fellow Hall of Famer Jim Bunning.


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