Lloyd James Waner
Born: March 16, 1906, Harrah, Oklahoma
Died: July 22, 1982, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pittsburgh Pirates (1927-1941, 1944-45), Boston Braves (1941), Cincinnati Reds (1941), Philadelphia Phillies (1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (1944)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1967
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.