Today In Brewer History: Hank Aaron's Final Four

On this day in 1975 the Brewers took a 5-0 lead early and beat the Tigers 8-4 at County Stadium. Hank Aaron, DH'ing and batting cleanup, led the offensive attack with four hits. One of them was a triple. He drove in two runs in the game.

This game was Aaron's second four-hit game as a Brewer and the 49th of his career career, and it also turned out to be the last one. Forty-nine four hit games is the 16th highest total in major league history. Another former Brewer is in the top five:

Rank Player Four hit games
1 Pete Rose 73
2 Stan Musial 67
3t Paul Molitor 62
3t Wade Boggs 62
5t Paul Waner 61
5t George Brett 61

The hits gave Aaron 3653 for his career. He eventually finished with 3771.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 1970-72 Brewer manager Dave Bristol. He turns 79. We covered his birthday in this space last year.

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