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July 16, 1897
Colts' first baseman Cap Anson becomes the first major leaguer to collect 3000 hits when he singles off George Blackburn. The 45-year-old infielder's historic safety comes in a 2-1 loss to Baltimore at Chicago's West Side Grounds.
September 27, 1914
Nap Lajoie joins Cap Anson and Honus Wagner as the only major leaguers to record 3,000 career hits, doubling off off Marty McHale in the Indians' 5-3 victory over New York at League Park. The Cleveland infielder will end his 21-year Hall of Fame career in 1916 with 3,243 hits.
June 9, 1914
At the Baker Bowl, Honus Wagner becomes the second player in the game's history to collect 3000 hits when he doubles off Philadelphia's Erskine Mayer. Cap Anson is the only other major leaguer to amass as many hits.
August 19, 1921
At 34, Ty Cobb becomes the youngest player to collect 3000 hits when he singles off Red Sox hurler Elmer Myers. The 'Georgia Peach' will end his career with 4,191 hits, the most ever in the major leagues, until Pete Rose surpasses the mark in 1985.
May 17, 1925
In a 2-1 loss to the Senators, Indians' outfielder Tris Speaker singles off pitcher Tom Zachary to collect his career 3000th hit. 'The Grey Eagle' becomes the fifth major leaguer to reach the milestone, joining Cap Anson (1897), Honus Wagner (1914), Nap Lajoie (1914), and Ty Cobb (1921).
June 6, 1925
At Griffith Stadium, future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins hits a double to become the sixth major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. The 38-year-old White Sox infielder strokes the historic two-bagger off Washington's Walter Johnson, also a future inductee in Cooperstown.
June 19, 1942
Boston outfielder Paul Waner singles off Pirate Rip Sewell to collect his 3000th hit in the team's 7-6 loss to the Pirates at Braves Field. The 39-year-old 'Big Poison' becomes the seventh major leaguer to accomplish this feat and the first to do it since 1925.
May 13, 1958
As a pinch-hitter, Stan Musial collects his 3000th hit in the sixth inning off Moe Drabowsky in the Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. 'The Man,' the youngest player to reach the milestone, is the eighth major leaguer to accomplish the feat.
July 18, 1970
Giants outfielder Willie Mays, in his 2,639th major league game, singles off of Expos right-hander Mike Wegener for his 3000th hit. The 'Say Hey Kid' reaches the milestone in the second inning of San Francisco's 10-1 rout of Montreal at Candlestick Park.
May 17, 1970
At Crosley Field, Braves' outfielder Hank Aaron collects his 3000th hit when he scratches an infield single off of Reds' pitcher Wayne Simpson. 'Hammering Hank' becomes the ninth player in major league history and the first with 500 home runs to reach this milestone.

September 30, 1972
Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets' southpaw Jon Matlack to become the 11th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. The two-bagger, sadly, will be his last hit as he will die in a plane crash on New Year's Eve.

September 24, 1974
In his final season, Al Kaline becomes the 12th major leaguer to collect 3,000 hits. Orioles' southpaw Dave McNally gives up the milestone hit to the 39-year-old DH, an opposite-field two-bagger down the right-field line in the Tigers' 5-4 loss at Memorial Stadium.

May 5, 1978
At Riverfront Stadium, Pete Rose becomes the 13th player in major league history to collect his 3000th hit, a single to left field off Montreal right-hander Steve Rogers. The Reds' legend reaches the milestone in his 16th major league season, quicker than any of the other dozen players who have accomplished the feat.

August 13, 1979
Against the team that traded him, Lou Brock reaches the 3000 hits milestone when his line drive caroms off Dennis Lamp's pitching hand in the 3-2 Cardinal victory over the Cubs at Busch Stadium. The 40-year-old Redbird outfielder, who will retire at the end of the season with a lifetime .293 batting average, is the fourteenth major leaguer to reach the coveted plateau.

September 12, 1979
Carl Yastrzemski, in a 9-2 Red Sox victory over the Yankees, collects his 3000th hit, an eighth-inning single off Jim Beattie at Fenway Park. After Captain Carl's milestone marker, the game pauses for a lengthy on-field celebration of the historic moment.

June 24, 1983
Don Sutton becomes the eighth hurler to strike out 3000 batters when he fans Alan Bannister to end the eighth inning in the Brewers' 6-2 victory over the Indians. The 38-year-old right-hander, who will end his 23-year career with 3574 K's, whiffs eight en route to throwing a complete-game three-hit gem at Milwaukee's County Stadium.
August 4, 1985
In front of an enthusiastic crowd of 41,630 at Anaheim Stadium, Angels' first baseman Rod Carew singles off of Minnesota southpaw Frank Viola to become the 16th major leaguer to amass 3000 hits. After the historic hit, Halos' manager Gene Mauch brings the first-base sack into the dugout, replacing it with another new bag.

September 9, 1992
In front of a sellout crowd at County Stadium, Robin Yount becomes the 17th and third-youngest player to reach 3000 hits when he singles off Indian reliever Jose Mesa in a 5-4 Brewers loss to Cleveland. The 36-year-old Milwaukee center fielder also reached 1,000 and 2,000 hit plateaus against the Indians.
September 30, 1992
With his seventh-inning line-drive single over second base, his fourth hit in the Angels Stadium contest, 39-year-old George Brett collects his 3000th career hit, becoming the 18th player to reach the milestone. The Royals third baseman's celebration of the moment is short-lived when he is picked off and tagged by first baseman Gary Gaetti after stepping off the base to savor the accomplishment.

(Ed. Note: Nursing an injured right shoulder, Brett missed two games of the series and his playing status was in doubt before the game. - LP)

September 16, 1993
At the age of 41, Twins' Dave Winfield becomes the 19th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits when he singles to left off A's ace Dennis Eckersley in the bottom of the ninth of a 5-4 extra-inning victory over Oakland at the Metrodome. Joining Al Kaline, the Minnesota DH becomes the second player to reach the milestone, having never played a day in the minors.

June 30, 1995
At the Metrodome, Indians' designated hitter Eddie Murray collects his 3000th hit off Twins' right-hander Mike Trombley to become the 20th player to accomplish the feat. 'Steady Eddie' joins Pete Rose as only the second switch-hitter to reach the milestone.

September 16, 1996
A fifth-inning triple off Royal southpaw Jose Rosado gives Twins Paul Molitor his 3000th hit, becoming the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat with a three-bagger. The 'Ignitor' reaches this milestone in the same season in which he also collects 200 hits, making him the only player to accomplish both feats in the same campaign.

August 7, 1999
A major leaguer gets his 3000th hit for the second consecutive day when Wade Boggs homers in the sixth off Indian Chris Haney. The Devil Rays' third baseman, the first player to reach the milestone with a home run, rounds the bases pointing skyward and blowing a kiss in memory of his mom, and gets down on his knees to kiss home plate.

August 6, 1999
After Tony Gwynn singles off Expos' Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, ump Kerwin Danley, a college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mom on her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans celebrate the milestone. The Padres outfielder finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.
April 15, 2000
Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, in the 2,800th game of his career, lines a base hit to center off the Twins' Hector Carrasco, becoming the 24th player to reach the 3000th hit milestone. The single also makes the 'Iron Man' only the seventh player to get 3,000 hits and 400 home runs in major league history.
October 7, 2001
On the last day of the season, Rickey Henderson bloops a double down the right-field line off Rockies' hurler John Thomson to become the 25th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. Tony Gwynn, playing in his last major league game and a member of the 3000 hit club, meets the Padres’ outfielder at home plate in front of a sellout crowd at Qualcomm Park.
July 15, 2005
With an RBI double off Joel Pineiro at Safeco Field, Rafael Palmeiro becomes the 26th player to collect 3000 hits. The Orioles' first baseman joins Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Eddie Murray as one of four major leaguers to record 3,000 hits and hit 500 home runs.

June 28, 2007
With the third of his five hits in the Astros' 8-5 victory over Colorado at Minute Maid Park, Craig Biggio collects his 3000th hit to become the 27th major leaguer to reach the plateau and the ninth player to accomplish the feat playing for one team. The hustling Houston second baseman reaches the milestone in the seventh inning with a single off Aaron Cook, trying to stretch the historic hit into a double.

July 9, 2011
With a third-inning home run off Tampa Bay southpaw David Price, Derek Jeter becomes the 28th player and the first in a Yankee uniform to collect his 3000th hit. The 'Captain' enjoys a five-hit day in the Bronx, including an infield single in the eighth inning that drives in the winning run in the team's 5-4 victory.

June 19, 2015
After being suspended last season, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 29th major leaguer to collect his 3,000th hit when he blasts a first-inning solo home run off Detroit ace Justin Verlander in the team's 7-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers' DH joins Derek Jeter, the last person to reach the magic number, and Wade Boggs as the only players to hit a round-tripper to reach the historic milestone.

August 7, 2016
Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th major leaguer to collect 3,000 hits when he legs out a seventh-inning triple in the Marlins' 10-7 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. The 42-year-old center fielder joins Paul Molitor as the only player to reach the milestone with a three-bagger.

July 30, 2017
Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre collects his 3000th hit when he doubles in the fourth inning in the Rangers' 10-6 loss to the Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The twenty-year veteran, who has also spent time with the Dodgers, Mariners, and Red Sox, is the first-ever Dominican-born player to reach the coveted milestone.

May 4, 2018
Angels' first baseman Albert Pujols records his 3,000th career hit when he singles off Mike Leake in the fifth inning of the team's 5-0 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field. The historic base hit ties the ten-time All-Star for 31st on baseball's all-time hit list with Roberto Clemente, who he will pass with his second hit later in the contest.

April 23, 2022
Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera becomes the 33rd player and first Venezuelan to collect 3000 career hits, grounding an opposite-field first-inning single to right field off fellow countryman Antonio Senzatela in the team's 13-0 rout of the Rockies at Comerica Park. The 39-year-old two-time American League MVP (2012 and 2013) joins Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, Willie Mays, Rafael Palmeiro, Eddie Murray, and Hank Aaron as the seventh major leaguer to have reached both the 3,000 hit and 500 home run milestones.

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