Henry Emmett Manush
Born: July 20, 1901, Tuscumbia, Alabama
Died: May 12, 1971, Sarasota, Florida
Detroit Tigers (1923-1927), St. Louis Browns (1928-1930), Washington Senators (1930-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1938-1939)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964
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.