Dusty Baker has touching response to passing of Hank Aaron

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By RADIO.COM

Just as a manager, 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. During his 19 seasons as a player, Baker was a teammate of Phil Neikro, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey and Jose Canseco.

Still, the most incredible moment of a life in baseball that's spanned more than five decades probably came in April of 1974, when Baker, just 25 at the time, stood in the on-deck circle as his teammate, the late-Hank Aaron, broke baseball's all-time home run record.

Baker, currently the manager of the Houston Astros, had one of the most touching reactions to the passing of the MLB icon Friday, specifically discussing the impact that Aaron had on him away from the field:

Aaron, who is second in MLB history with 755 career home runs, was 86 years old.

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