(RADIO.COM Sports) In his managerial career alone, Dusty Baker has had a front-row seat to some all-time greats in Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Joey Votto, Bryce Harper and Justin Verlander. Prior to that, during his 19 seasons as a player, Baker was a teammate of Phil Niekro, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey and Jose Canseco.
Still, perhaps Baker's most incredible moment in a life of baseball that's spanned more than five decades came on April 8, 1974, when Baker, just 25 at the time, stood in the on-deck circle as his Braves teammate, the late Hank Aaron, broke baseball's all-time home run record.
Baker, currently the manager of the Astros, had one of the most touching reactions to the passing of the MLB icon Aaron on Friday, specifically discussing the impact that Aaron had on him away from the field.
Aaron, who's now second in MLB history with 755 career home runs, was 86 years old.