On This Date 5/17/1970
Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves collects the 3,000th hit of his career with a first-inning single off Wayne Simpson of the Cincinnati Reds. It was the second game of a doubleheader at Crosley Field. Aaron, who is the ninth player with 3,000 hits, goes 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. However, the Reds win the game 7-6. Aaron is the first player to have 500 home runs and 3,000 hits in his career.