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3000 Hits

28 players have reached the 3,000 hit club in MLB history.

The Cleveland Indians are the only franchise to see three players reach the milestone while on their roster: Lajoie (while the franchise was known as the "Naps"), Tris Speaker, and Eddie Murray. Four players—Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Murray, and Rafael Palmeiro—are also members of the 500 home run club. Cobb holds the highest career batting average, .366, of the club while Cal Ripken, Jr. holds the lowest at .276. Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter are the only players to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit and Paul Molitor is the only player to hit a triple for his 3,000th; all others hit a double or single. Biggio was thrown out at second base attempting to stretch his 3,000th hit, a single, into a double. Biggio and Jeter are the only players to join the club in a game where he had five hits.

Membership in the 3,000 hit club is often described as a guarantee of eventual entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame. All eligible club members, with the exception of Rafael Palmeiro, have been elected to the Hall. Since 1962, all elected members were elected on the first ballot. Eligibility requires that a player has "been retired five seasons" or deceased for at least six months, disqualifying one living player (Biggio) who has been active within the past five seasons. Additionally, Rose was declared permanently ineligible for his role in gambling on baseball games.

3,000 Hits Club
Hit #3,000 Details
Name(s) Hits Date Age Opponent Hit ABs Game
Pete Rose 4,256 05-05-1978 37 Steve Rogers Single 9,690 2,370
Ty Cobb 4,189 08-19-1921 34 Elmer Myers Single unknown 2,135
Hank Aaron 3,771 05-17-1970 36 Wayne Simpson Single 9,566 2,460
Stan Musial 3,630 05-13-1958 37 Moe Drabowsky Double 8,774 2,301
Tris Speaker 3,514 05-17-1925 37 Tom Zachary Single unknown 2,341
Carl Yastrzemski 3,419 09-12-1979 40 Jim Beattie Single 10,418 2,848
Honus Wagner 3,415 06-09-1914 40 Erskine Mayer Double  unknown 2,332
Paul Molitor 3,319 09-16-1996 40 Jose Rosado Triple 9,750 2,411
Eddie Collins 3,315 06-03-1925 38 Rip Collins Single unknown 2,505
Willie Mays 3,283 07-18-1970 39 Mike Wegener Single 9,802 2,639
Eddie Murray 3,255 06-30-1995 39 Mike Trombley Single 10,392 2,764
Nap Lajoie 3,242 09-27-1914 39 Marty McHale Double unknown 2,224
Cal Ripken, Jr. 3,184 04-15-2000 39 Hector Carrasco Single 10,803 2,800
George Brett 3,154 09-30-1992 39 Tim Fortugno Single 9,779 2,559
Paul Waner 3,152 06-19-1942 39 Rip Sewell Single unknown 2,314
Robin Yount 3,142 09-09-1992 36 Jose Mesa Single 10,473 2,708
Tony Gwynn 3,141 08-06-1999 39 Dan Smith Single 8,874 2,284
Dave Winfield 3,110 09-16-1993 41 Dennis Eckersley Single 10,559 2,840
Derek Jeter 3088 07-09-2011 37 David Price Homerun    
Craig Biggio 3,060 06-28-2007 41 Aaron Cook Single 10,645 2,781
Cap Anson 3,055 07-18-1897 45 George Blackburn Single unknown unknown
Rickey Henderson 3,055 10-07-2001 42 John Thomson Double 10,710 2,979
Rod Carew 3,053 08-04-1985 39 Frank Viola Single 9,101 2,417
Lou Brock 3,023 08-13-1979 40 Dennis Lamp Single 10,324 2,629
Rafael Palmeiro 3,020 07-15-2005 40 Joel Pineiro Double 10,393 2,809
Wade Boggs 3,010 08-07-1999 41 Chris Haney Homerun 9,151 2,430
Al Kaline 3,007 09-24-1974 39 Dave McNally Double 10,096 2,825
Roberto Clemente 3,000 09-30-1972 38 Jon Matlack Double 9,454 2,433
 
 

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