3,000 Hits Club

Major League Baseball Players With 3,000 Hits

The 3,000 Hits Club is a collection of Major League Baseball players who have recorded 3,000 or more regular-season hits during their big league career.

Reaching 3,000 hits, in our opinion, is a benchmark of true greatness that few will ever achieve. Every player who reaches the 3,000 Hits Club has hall of fame skills with a baseball bat, and every one of them should be on a plaque in Cooperstown.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the elite hitters who have reached the magical 3,000-hits plateau and achieved baseball immortality through the 3,000 Hits Club. Links to player biographies, pitcher biographies (those who gave up the record setting hit), some box scores, a bold notation for players who are in the Hall of Fame, and italicized names are those who are active this season.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Anything less would not have been worthy of me. Anything more would not have been possible." - 3,000 Hits Club Member / Hall of Fame Member Carl Yastrzemski in An All-Consuming Desire to Succeed (John Paul Carinci, Morgan James Publishing, 08/01/2011, Page 70)

3,000 Hits Club

In Order By Most Hits | Top 1,000 Hits Leaders

13 th Pete Rose ( Reds ) B 1. 4,256 05-05-1978 37 Steve Rogers 1B 9,690 2,370
4 th Ty Cobb ( Tigers ) L 2. 4,189 08-19-1921 34 Elmer Myers 1B uk 2,135
9 th Hank Aaron ( Braves ) R 3. 3,771 05-17-1970 36 Wayne Simpson 1B 9,566 2,460
8 th Stan Musial ( Cardinals ) L 4. 3,630 05-13-1958 37 Moe Drabowsky 2B 8,774 2,301
5 th Tris Speaker ( Indians ) L 5. 3,514 05-17-1925 37 Tom Zachary 1B 8,263 2,341
28 th Derek Jeter ( Yankees ) R 6. 3,465 07-09-2011 37 David Price HR 9,607 2,362
2 nd Honus Wagner ( Pirates ) R 7. 3,430 06-09-1914 40 Erskine Mayer 2B uk 2,332
15 th Carl Yastrzemski ( Red Sox ) L 8. 3,419 09-12-1979 40 Jim Beattie 1B 10,418 2,848
21 st Paul Molitor ( Twins ) R 9. 3,319 09-16-1996 40 Jose Rosado 3B 9,750 2,411
6 th Eddie Collins ( White Sox ) L 10. 3,315 06-03-1925 38 Rip Collins 1B uk 2,505
10 th Willie Mays ( Giants ) R 11. 3,283 07-18-1970 39 Mike Wegener 1B 9,802 2,639
20 th Eddie Murray ( Indians ) B 12. 3,255 06-30-1995 39 Mike Trombley 1B 10,392 2,764
3 rd Nap Lajoie ( Naps ) R 13. 3,252 09-27-1914 39 Marty McHale 2B uk 2,224
32 nd Albert Pujols ( Angels ) R 14. 3,202 05-04-2018 38 Mike Leake 1B 9,859 2,607
24 th Cal Ripken, Jr. ( Orioles ) R 15. 3,184 04-15-2000 39 Hector Carrasco 1B 10,803 2,800
31 st Adrian Beltre ( Rangers ) R 16. 3,166 07-30-2017 38 Wade Miley 2B 10,481 2,771
18 th George Brett ( Royals ) L 17. 3,154 09-30-1992 36 Tim Fortugno 1B 9,779 2,559
7 th Paul Waner ( Braves ) L 18. 3,152 06-19-1942 39 Rip Sewell 1B uk 2,314
17 th Robin Yount ( Brewers ) R 19. 3,142 09-09-1992 36 Jose Mesa 1B 10,473 2,708
22 nd Tony Gwynn ( Padres ) L 20. 3,141 08-06-1999 39 Dan Smith 1B 8,874 2,284
29 th Alex Rodriguez ( Yankees ) R 21. 3,115 06-19-2015 39 Justin Verlander HR 10,035 2,631
19 th Dave Winfield ( Twins ) R 22. 3,110 09-16-1993 41 Dennis Eckersley 1B 10,559 2,840
30 th Ichiro Suzuki ( Marlins ) L 23. 3,089 08-07-2016 42 Chris Rusin 3B 10,333 2,452
27 th Craig Biggio ( Astros ) R 24. 3,060 06-28-2007 41 Aaron Cook 1B 10,645 2,781
25 th Rickey Henderson ( Padres ) R 25. 3,055 10-07-2001 42 John Thomson 2B 10,710 2,979
16 th Rod Carew ( Angels ) L 26. 3,053 08-04-1985 39 Frank Viola 1B 9,101 2,417
14 th Lou Brock ( Cardinals ) L 27. 3,023 08-13-1979 40 Dennis Lamp 1B 10,324 2,629
26 th Rafael Palmeiro ( Orioles ) L 28. 3,020 07-15-2005 40 Joel Pineiro 2B 10,393 2,809
1 st Cap Anson ( Colts ) R 29. 3,011 07-18-1897 45 George Blackburn 1B uk uk
23 rd Wade Boggs ( Rays ) L 30. 3,010 08-07-1999 41 Chris Haney HR 9,151 2,430
12 th Al Kaline ( Tigers ) R 31. 3,007 09-24-1974 39 Dave McNally 2B 10,096 2,825
11 th Roberto Clemente ( Pirates ) R 32. 3,000 09-30-1972 38 Jon Matlack 2B 9,454 2,433
3,000 Hits Club | Bold = HOF Player | Grey = Box Not Yet Available | Top 1,000 Career Hits
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baseball almanac fast facts

Cap Anson was the first player to join/start the 3,000 Hits Club. During the 1887 season, bases on balls were counted as hits and Anson walked 60 times. In an effort to "clean up history" a committee changed the rules of that particular season (and others) thus revoking Anson from the club. The rules were restored to their original format in 2001, and Anson is once again a member of the club he started.

Did you know that Craig Biggio , George Brett , Roberto Clemente , Tony Gwynn , Derek Jeter , Al Kaline , Stan Musial , Cal Ripken, Jr. , Carl Yastrzemski and Robin Yount each reached 3,000 hits while playing with only one Major League team?

3,000 Hits Club Trivia

Ty Cobb was the fourth player to reach the 3,000 Hits Club and the first player in baseball history to reach 4,000 hits. Pete Rose was next player to join the 4,000 hits club and both of them had all of their career hits in the same league.

Cal Ripken, Jr. has the lowest (.267) career batting average in the 3,000 Hits Club. Ty Cobb has the highest (.367).

Cap Anson was the first to enter the 3,000 Hits Club with a single. Honus Wagner was the first with a double. Paul Molitor was the first with a triple. Wade Boggs was the first with a home run.

Craig Biggio attempted to stretch his 3,000 hit, a single, into a double, and was thrown out at second on the play - the only 3,000 Hits Club member to have that happen on the historic play.

Hank Aaron , Willie Mays , Eddie Murray , Rafael Palmeiro , Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez are the only six members of the 3,000 Hits Club who are also members of the 500 Home Runs Club (four righties, one lefty, one switch-hitter).

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