They have been best friends for a half-century now, and on a day when baseball commemorates one of its most glorious moments, the three will be celebrating life.
It was 46 years ago, on April 8, 1974, when Ralph Garr was sitting in the Braves’ dugout, Dusty Baker was kneeling in the on-deck circle, and Hank Aaron was walking to home plate.
“Hey, I’m going to get this over with,” Aaron told Baker. “Right now!’’
Two pitches later, Aaron swung, the ball soared over the left-center-field fence at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, and a nation roared in delight, with Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully making the call heard ’round the world.
“What a marvelous moment for baseball,” Scully said on the telecast. “What a marvelous