Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King Day

When the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Atlanta Braves on April 4, 1974, the game promised to be memorable. Cincinnati still held baseball’s traditional season opener and Hank Aaron was only one career home run behind Babe Ruth. It was also the sixth anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Aaron asked for a pregame tribute to the memory of Dr. King. His request for a moment of silence was denied. Aaron tied Ruth that afternoon with home run number 714.

Here, more than 30 years late, is a small tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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