May 17, 1970 - Hank Aaron is best known as home run hitter, but the he was also a consistent .300 hitter throughout his 23-year major league career. Aaron’s 3,000th hit (a single) came in the second game of a doubleheader against the Reds while facing pitcher Wayne Simpson.
Later in the game, Aaron collected his 570th career home run. At the time, only two players had hit more home runs—Babe Ruth and the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club: Willie Mays.

May 17, 1970 - Hank Aaron is best known as home run hitter, but the he was also a consistent .300 hitter throughout his 23-year major league career. Aaron’s 3,000th hit (a single) came in the second game of a doubleheader against the Reds while facing pitcher Wayne Simpson.

Later in the game, Aaron collected his 570th career home run. At the time, only two players had hit more home runs—Babe Ruth and the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club: Willie Mays.

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