May 17, 1970 At Crosley Field, Braves’ outfiel…

May 17, 1970

At Crosley Field, Braves’ outfielder Hank Aaron collects his 3000th hit when he scratches an infield single off of Reds’ pitcher Wayne Simpson. Aaron becomes the ninth player in major league history – and the first with 500 home runs – to reach this milestone.