FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#1 HANK AARON
ATLANTA BRAVES 1966-1974
The most exciting event for Braves fans during the decade of the 70's had to be Hank Aaron's chase of Babe Ruth's home run record of 714. I still remember a lot of his home runs from this time, including number 600 off of Gaylord Perry, number 700 off of Ken Brett, number 714 off of Jack Billingham and number 715 on April 8, 1974 off of Al Downing to become the home run champ (and he still is in my book).
Just watching him bat-I loved the routine Hank would employ before facing a pitcher: the way he would adjust him helmet, lean his bat against himself, take his practice swings before taking aim at the pitcher and then the way he would jog around the bases after a home run . He made it look so easy and was so graceful. A true artist who I appreciate even more now than I did then and easily number one on this list.