Club 3000 Hits Club; Guide to Baseball's 3000
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Membership in major league baseball's Club 3000 Hit's Club is far from easy. This is why members of the 3,000 Hit Club are so few, numbering just 28 players. It's also extremely difficult to play ball the many years (or decades) needed to achieve 3,000 big league hits! A reason playing so many years is difficult is the fact sports injuries are unfortunately so common, especially back, leg, shoulder and knee injury.
The very distinguished and rare members of baseball's 3000 hit club are all listed below. Click on the baseball players name to learn more about his historic hit 3,000 and view rare actual newspaper box scores from the historic date. Sports Headlines and Sporting News are also below. Plus, rare and unique animated action photos showing the excellent muscular physique (with a very young Ted Williams wearing only shorts) of the now late and great Ted Williams and his superb picture-perfect swing.
Just a total of 28 major league baseball players have achieved membership in Club-3000. The percentage of left-handers is well above the total percentage of al MLB players with 12 batting from the left-side vs 14 being right-handed batters, and 2 switch hitters, batting from either side of the plate. Only 4 Club 3000 member players; Willie Mays, Rafael Palmeiro, Henry Aaron and Eddie Murray are also members of the also very difficult to reach membership in 500 home-run club.
In addition to Ted Williams, many other great baseball players never quite qualified for membership in Club-3000. Well-known or legendary players like Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Ernie Banks, Barry Bonds, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Famous names but an insufficient number of lifetime hits.
Date of 3,000th Hit
|Cap Anson||August 3, 1897|
|Honus Wagner||June 9, 1914|
|Nap Lajoie||September 27, 1914|
|Ty Cobb||August 19, 1921|
|Tris Speaker||May 17, 1925|
|Eddie Collins||June 3, 1925||Paul Waner||June 19, 1942|
|Stan Musial||May 13, 1958|
|Hank Aaron||May 17, 1970|
|Willie Mays||July 18, 1970|
|Roberto Clemente||September 30, 1972|
|Al Kaline||September 24, 1974|
|Pete Rose||May 5, 1978|
|Lou Brock||August 13, 1979|
|Carl Yastrzemski||September 12, 1979|
|Rod Carew||August 4, 1985|
|Robin Yount||September 9, 1992|
|George Brett||September 30, 1992|
|Dave Winfield||September 16, 1993|
|Eddie Murray||June 30, 1995|
|Paul Molitor||September 16, 1996|
|Tony Gwynn||August 6, 1999|
|Wade Boggs||August 7, 1999|
|Cal Ripken Jr.||April 15, 2000|
|Rickey Henderson||October 7, 2001||Rafael Palmeiro||July 15, 2005||Derek Jeter||July 9, 2011|
Ted Williams though not an official member of the 3000 Hit Club, falling a little short at 2,654 career hits, but still said to be the best hitter of all time. Ted Williams was the last MLB batter to achieve a .400 season batting average on Sept 1, 1941. Click-Here to view unique and rare animated photo's of a very young Ted Williams swinging the bat in 1941.
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