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Hank Aaron in Japan, 1984

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 23, 2021

Ken George ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, July, 1984: Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader, Hank Aaron, is the center of attention as he gets ready for a hitting contest against his Japanese counterpart, Sadaharu Oh, at Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium. It was a rematch of a 1974 showdown in which Aaron hit 10 homers to Oh's nine. This time around, Aaron finished with four homers and Oh with two. Hank Aaron, a legend in both baseball and civil rights, died January 22, 2021 at age 86.

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