Dyer: Hank Aaron reflects on his 3,000th hit in Cincinnati

From Mike Dyer at Cincinnati.com on April 17, 2015:

Cincinnati will forever hold special significance to Hank Aaron.

And his revered legacy will certainly be a topic of discussion if he returns to town this summer.

Aaron told The Enquirer this week he will probably attend the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 14 at Great American Ball Park.

Aaron’s most recent visit to Cincinnati was June 20, 2009 when he attended the Civil Rights Game at GABP.

This spring is an opportunity to reflect on one of the legendary ballplayer’s greatest moments which occurred nearly 45 years ago during the dwindling days of Crosley Field.

Aaron became the ninth Major League player to join the exclusive 3,000 hits club when he singled off Reds pitcher Wayne Simpson in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader on May 17, 1970 at Crosley Field.

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Originally published: April 20, 2015. Last Updated: April 20, 2015.