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Hank Aaron 3,000 hits May 17 1970

Hank Aaron 3,000 hits 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, May 17, 1970 against Red's 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.

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

Hank Aaron box score for 3000 hits

Game Played on Sunday, May 17, 1970 (D) at Crosley Field

ATL N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
CIN N    0  0  0    0  3  0    2  0  x  -   5  9  0

BATTING

Atlanta Braves               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson ss                    4   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
Millan 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
H. Aaron rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Carty lf                         3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   1   1   0       0   0      10   1
Boyer 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Gonzalez cf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Tillman c                       4   0   1   1       0   1       6   0
Jarvis p                         1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Aspromonte ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Priddy p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  T. Aaron ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       3   2      24   7

FIELDING -
DP: 1. Boyer-Millan-Cepeda.

BATTING -
2B: Millan (6,off Merritt); Carty (10,off Merritt).
SH: Jarvis (3,off Merritt).
IBB: Carty (2,by Merritt).
Team LOB: 9.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                           2   1   1   2       1   0       3   0
Tolan cf                         3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Perez 3b                        4   1   2   2       0   0       0   1
Bench c                         4   0   1   1       0   1       4   0
May 1b                           3   0   0   0       1   1       9   0
Carbo lf                          2   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Woodward 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Stewart 2b,lf                 4   1   2   0       0   0       6   0
Chaney ss                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
Merritt p                       4   1   1   0       0   2       0   2
Totals                          31   5   9   5       4   6      27   9

BATTING -
2B: Stewart (1,off Jarvis).
HR: Rose (5,7th inning off Priddy 0 on 0 out); Perez (13,7th inning off Priddy
0 on 1 out).
SF: Rose (1,off Jarvis).
GDP: Bench (3,off Jarvis).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING -
SB: Stewart (1,2nd base off Priddy/Tillman).

PITCHING

Atlanta Braves               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Jarvis L(3-3)                  6     6   3   3   4   4   0  27
Priddy                           2     3   2   2   0   2   2   9
Totals                           8     9   5   5   4   6   2  36

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt W(8-2)                9     7   1   1   3   2   0  37

IBB: Merritt (2,Carty).

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Tony Venzon, 2B - Frank Secory, 3B - Bob Engel

Time of Game: 2:18  

Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Cincinnati Reds         
1. Jackson             ss        Rose                rf
2. Millan              2b        Tolan               cf
3. H. Aaron            rf        Perez               3b
4. Carty               lf        Bench               c
5. Cepeda              1b        May                 1b
6. Boyer               3b        Carbo               lf
7. Gonzalez            cf        Stewart             2b
8. Tillman             c         Chaney              ss
9. Jarvis              p         Merritt             p

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson singled to center; Millan doubled to right
[Jackson to third]; H. Aaron grounded out (third to first);
Carty was walked intentionally; Cepeda popped to first; Boyer
popped to catcher; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Tolan walked [Rose to second]; Perez
popped to first in foul territory; Bench grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Tolan out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Gonzalez popped to second; Tillman struck out;
Jarvis popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: May struck out; Carbo singled to right; Stewart flied
out to right; Chaney grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Jackson flied out to center; Millan singled to
center; H. Aaron struck out; Carty forced Millan (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Merritt struck out; Rose lined to first; Tolan flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Cepeda singled to center; Boyer flied out to left;
Gonzalez walked [Cepeda to second]; Tillman singled to center
[Cepeda scored, Gonzalez to second]; Jarvis out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Gonzalez to third, Tillman to second];
Jackson walked; Millan flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Braves 1, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Perez lined to shortstop; Bench grounded out (second
to first); May walked; Carbo grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Reds 0.

BRAVES 5TH: H. Aaron flied out to center; Carty popped to first;
Cepeda popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Stewart doubled to left; Chaney grounded out (pitcher
to first); Merritt singled to right [Stewart to third]; Rose hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Stewart scored]; Tolan singled to
left [Merritt to second]; Perez singled to center [Merritt
scored, Tolan to third]; Bench singled to center [Tolan scored,
Perez to second]; May lined to shortstop; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Braves 1, Reds 3.

BRAVES 6TH: Boyer flied out to right; Gonzalez flied out to
right; Tillman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 1, Reds 3.

REDS 6TH: Carbo walked; Stewart grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Carbo to second]; Chaney struck out; Merritt struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Reds 3.

BRAVES 7TH: WOODWARD REPLACED CARBO (PLAYING 2B); STEWART
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR JARVIS;
Aspromonte flied out to left; Jackson grounded out (pitcher to
first); Millan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 1, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: PRIDDY REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PITCHING); Rose homered;
Tolan grounded out (first unassisted); Perez homered; Bench
struck out; May flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
1, Reds 5.

BRAVES 8TH: H. Aaron grounded out (shortstop to first); Carty
doubled to left; Cepeda flied out to right; Boyer popped to
catcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: Woodward grounded out (first unassisted); Stewart
singled to left; Stewart stole second; Chaney struck out;
Merritt grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 1, Reds 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); Tillman
flied out to left; T. AARON BATTED FOR PRIDDY; T. Aaron singled
to shortstop; Jackson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves            1   7   0    9
 Reds               5   9   0    7

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