Nap Lajoie (Trading Card DB)

September 27, 1914: Cleveland’s Napoleon Lajoie joins the 3,000-hit club

Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie is often referred to as the American’s…

June 28, 1914: Honus Wagner becomes second major leaguer to join the 3,000-hit club

Honus Wagner was one of the greatest players in baseball history.…
Al Kaline (TRADING CARD DB)

September 24, 1974: Al Kaline collects 3,000th career hit as Tigers fall to Orioles

After 2,826 games, 11,564 plate appearances, and nearly 22 years…
Ichiro Suzuki (TRADING CARD DB)

August 7, 2016: Ichiro Suzuki triples for his 3,000th major-league hit

After a nine-year career in Japan, where he won an unprecedented…

July 30, 2017: Adrian Beltré doubles for his 3,000th hit

Adrian Beltré may be the least well known of players to reach…

July 18, 1970: Willie Mays joins the 3,000-hit club

Willie Mays is arguably the greatest baseball player of all time.1…

June 19, 2015: Alex Rodríguez homers for his 3,000th hit

SABR biographer Alan Cohen argues, “The mention of Alex Rodríguez…
Paul Waner (TRADING CARD DB)

June 19, 1942: Braves’ Paul Waner joins 3,000-hit club against his former team

Boston Braves outfielder Paul Waner collected his 3,000th career…

July 9, 2011: Derek Jeter homers at Yankee Stadium for 3,000th career hit

Derek Jeter entered the 2011 season 74 hits shy of becoming…
Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit (TRADING CARD DB)

August 6, 1999: Tony Gwynn reaches milestone with 3,000th career hit

On August 6, 1999, at Stade Olympique (Olympic Stadium) in Montréal,…

October 7, 2001: Rickey Henderson records 3,000th hit in Tony Gwynn’s final game

Americans will always remember 2001 for the terrorist attacks…
George Brett (TRADING CARD DB)

September 30, 1992: George Brett joins 3,000-hit club with four-hit performance

George Brett entered the 1992 season as an accomplished veteran…
Tris Speaker with the Cleveland Indians (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

May 17, 1925: Cleveland’s Tris Speaker records 3,000th career hit

Tris Speaker was accustomed to flying around the basepaths. The…

May 13, 1958: Stan Musial delivers in the pinch for his 3,000th hit

Stan Musial didn’t expect to play when his St. Louis Cardinals…

June 30, 1995: Eddie Murray joins 3,000-hit club

It is one of the gold standards of major-league baseball: the…

May 17, 1970: Hammerin’ Hank Aaron collects 3,000th hit

Hank Aaron was tired and a bit on edge as he made his way to…

August 13, 1979: Lou Brock collects his 3,000th hit

The Stolen Base King was in the twilight of his magnificent career.…

September 9, 1992: Robin Yount collects 3,000th hit

On September 9, 1992, Robin Yount became the 17th player to join…

April 13, 1984: Pete Rose records his 4,000th major-league hit

As Pete Rose stood on second base, basking in the cheers of the…

September 30, 1972: Roberto Clemente collects 3,000th career hit in final at-bat

As the 1972 season entered its last week, Pittsburgh’s 38-year-old…

September 19, 1897: Cap Anson’s 3,000th hit?

Among more than two dozen men credited with at least 3,000 career…

September 12, 1979: Carl Yastrzemski’s 3,000th hit

The reigning two-time world champion Yankees were mired in fourth…

June 28, 2007: Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit

The first half of the 2007 season was an indicator that two…