Thursday, 9 August 2007

715 to 756 : Major League Home Runs

I was raised to be a Yankees fan - growing up in NYC and my Dad loved the game. I loved my Dad. As life happens I moved to Ontario and my Dad stayed in NYC. Yankees talk was always a great subject of conversation between the teen age me in one country and the Dad in another.

We counted down the home runs closing in on the Babe's record. April 8 , 1974 I watched the game. I made the call and all Dad could hear was " 715, 715, 715!!!!" This was when long distance calls were only for important messages.

Dad teased me about that call for the rest of his life. That was our bond. Thank you Hank Aaron.

I don't know what to think about Barry Bonds-it will always be 715 that is the important home run for me.

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