While he was only a Brewer for a brief period of time in the twilight of his career, Hank Aaron is as much a part of Milwaukee baseball history as any Brewer. Today, we remember another of his many milestones.
On this day in 1969, in a 3-0 Braves win over the Cardinals, Aaron connected for his 500th double. He already had 519 home runs at this point so this made him just the third player in baseball history to crack 500 in both numbers, joining Babe Ruth and Ted Williams.
Aaron went on to collect 624 doubles for his career, a record which stands to this day. And he's still one of just ten members of the 500 home run-500 doubles club:
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 1999-00 Brewer Jason Bere, who turns 40.
- 1974 and 1976 Brewer Bob Hansen, who turns 63.
- 1971 Brewer Al Yates, who would have turned 66.