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.

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"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

Order Name (Team) Bats Rank Hits Hit #3,000 Details
Date | Box Age Pitcher Hit AB # Game #
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

uk

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
Order Name (Team) Bats Rank Hits Date | Box Age Pitcher Hit AB # Game #
Hit #3,000 Details

3,000 Hits Club | Bold = HOF Player | Grey = Box Not Yet Available | Top 1,000 Career Hits


3,000 Hits Club Old Baseball
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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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