#Shortstops: The Other Side of No. 715
Aaron, in the Braves’ fourth game of the following season, knocked in No. 715 on April 8, 1974. It came during the fourth inning against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing. As he rounded second base, he was approached and congratulated by two teenage fans, who had moved down to the front row of seats for just this moment.
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The Museum had traced the origin of the image from UPI to the Bettman Archive to Corbis but never knew who took the iconic image.
With the mystery now solved, the photograph is now properly accredited to Sherman.
Cassidy Lent is the reference librarian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum