Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run on April 8, 1974. To many folks this was sacrilegious, a black man passing Babe Ruth. Luckily today we seem to be past this, but now we get the Barry Bonds issue. Baseball just isn't the same anymore.
Also, one year later Frank Robinson became baseball's first black manager.
I suppose if we were all color blind none of this would matter.