| is best known as the all-time home run king, but the slugging right
fielder was 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, May 17,
Later in the historic game, Hammerin' Hank blasted his 570th career home run. At the time, only two players had hit more home runsBabe Ruth and the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club: Willie Mays.
|Boxscore from The Sporting News|