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Braves will wear commemorative "715" patch


ATLANTA - On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run over Fulton County Stadium's outfield wall and into the Braves' bullpen to break Babe Ruth's long-standing home run record. Now 40 years later, the Atlanta Braves will celebrate that historic event by wearing a commemorative patch on their right sleeve during the 2014 season.

The patch, in the shape of home plate, has a navy background with the number 715 in red, Hank Aaron's autograph across the numbers, a "40th Anniversary" banner across the top and the feather that was featured on both uniform sleeves is featured at the bottom of the patch. 

"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 that momentous home run. During a pregame ceremony, the Braves will celebrate Hank Aaron and his remarkable achievement.

The Atlanta Braves are Major League Baseball's winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FS South and SportSouth. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan (AM), WYAY-FM (106.7) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.

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