On July 18, 1970, 39 year old San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays collects the 3,000th hit of his career – a second inning single against Montreal’s Mike Wegener. The umpires stop the game, enabling Mays to be honored in ceremonies that feature Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

Mays hit comes in his 2,639th major league game, The ‘Say Hey Kid’ reaches the milestone in the second inning of San Francisco’s 10-1 rout of Montreal at Candlestick Park.