James Augustus Hunter
Born: April 8, 1946, Hertford, North Carolina
Died: September 9, 1999, Hertford, North Carolina
Kansas City A's (1965-1967), Oakland A's (1968-1974), New York Yankees (1975-1979)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1987
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.