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The top sports moments to happen within the city itself, including neutral-site matchups such as college bowl games, super bowls, NCAA Tournaments, etc.

After tying Babe Ruth's career home run record just days earlier in Cincinnati, Hank Aaron returned to Atlanta, where he blasted his record-setting home run in front of the home crowd. On April 8, 1974, Aaron sent a pitch off Los Angeles' Al Downing into the home bullpen at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, nicknamed "The Launching Pad." More than 53,000 fans were in attendance as Aaron circled the bases as baseball's new home run king.

Text: Abe Schwadron, SI.com
Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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