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      Hank Aaron makes historic return to Capital City Stadium

      Hank Aaron (right) played at Capital City Stadium in 1953 when he was a member of the Jacksonville Braves.

      COLUMBIA (WACH)- MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron made a historic return to Columbia on Wednesday night throwing out the first pitch at Capital City Stadium.

      Hammerin' Hank played his final minor league baseball game at the Assembly Street park in 1953 when he played for the Jacksonville Braves.

      "This stadium brings back a lot of memories," Aaron said. "Just walking back in this stadium brings back a lot of fun memories."

      Aaron went on to hit 755 career home runs in his major league career.

      "To have all these people come out and see me and cheer for me, it means a lot," Aaron said.

      If this is indeed the final season at "The Cap", it got a nice farewell from one of baseball's greats.