Fred Clifford Clarke
Born: October 3, 1872, Winterset, Iowa
Died: August 14, 1960, Winfield, Kansas
Louisville Colonels (1894-1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (1900-1911, 1913-1915)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1945
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1970, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves reaches the 3,000-hit club with an infield single against the Cincinnati Reds. Aaron, who later hits his 570th career home run, becomes the first major leaguer to reach 500 home runs and 3,000 hits.