Hammerin' Hank in a league of his own
May 17, 1970
With an infield single, Hank Aaron becomes the ninth player to reach 3,000 hits, but the first to reach that milestone and hit 500 hitters. Only one other player has gotten 3,000 hits and 200 homers, and that's Stan Musial (475 homers, 3,630 hits), who along with Atlanta Braves president Bill Bartholomay presents the record ball to Aaron.
After going hitless in the first game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Aaron gets No. 3,000 off Wayne Simpson when his grounder ...
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