On this day in 1968, Henry “Hank” Aaron, age 34, hit the 500th home run of this career, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the San Franciso Giants. Aaron was born in 1934 in Mobile, Alabama and was a star player in both football and baseball in high school. He was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

An unknown quiltmaker machine and hand pieced and hand appliqued this now fragile Baseball quilt between 1901-1929. It was documented in 1993 as part of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance