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On May 22, 1969, Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch-hitter for the first time in his major league career. Mike Lum, batting for Aaron in the seventh, hits a pinch-hit double in the Braves’ 15-3 blowout of the New York Mets. Aaron had come to bat 9,015 times in his career before being removed for a pinch-hitter.