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, 1970.

Later in the historic game, Hammerin' Hank blasted 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.

Hank Aaron's 3,000th Hit
Date: May 17, 1970 (2) Location: Crosley Field, Cincinnati
Club: Atlanta (NL) Opponent: Cincinnati (NL)
Pitcher: Wayne Simpson Hit: Single
Total career hits: 3,771

Boxscore from The Sporting News
 
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