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Braves Top Cubs on Hank Aaron Slam

May 18, 1963 - Henry Aaron’s grand-slam home run capped a 6-run seventh inning uprising and lifted the Milwaukee Braves to a 10-6 victory over the Cubs today before a crowd of 16,162 at Wrigley Field. Aaron’s homer, helping Milwaukee win its fourth straight game, was his 12th of the season and marked the eighth time in his career he had hit one with the bases filled. A strong wind blowing toward right field helped the drive reach the bleachers. Going into the big seventh, the Braves had been held to four hits by Bob Buhl and were trailing, 4-1. Soon enough, the bases were crowded with Braves, and these three runners and everyone in the crowd watched while Lou Brock backed against the exit gate near the bend in the right field bleacher wall, tracking Aaron’s big fly ball. Brock jumped, and for a fleeting moment it appeared he had made the catch. But the ball had just made it into the seats, bouncing off the cement ledge covering the brick barrier. Milwaukee picked up three more runs in the seventh.


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