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A look at how others got to No. 3,000

20 seasons, 1982-2001 Although his pudgy frame indicated

20 seasons, 1982-2001
Although his pudgy frame indicated otherwise, Gwynn was a terrific all-around athlete. No one handled a bat better in his 20 years with the San Diego Padres. Gwynn coined the term "5.5 hole," so named for the lefthanded hitter's ability to consistently slap the ball between the third baseman and shortstop. He recorded 200 or more hits five times, won an NL-record eight batting titles and posted the highest average since 1941 with a .394 in the strike-shortened 1994 season. Photo Credit: AP

The talk surrounding Derek Jeter last week was when will he get the 3,000th hit? What type of hit will it be? And the big one, will he do it at home?

Here is a look at how the 10 latest members of the 3,000 hit club gained membership. You’ll notice that eight out of the 10 got their 3,000th hit in games where they had multiple hits. Rickey Henderson was taken out of the game after he hit number 3,000. There’s no telling how many more hits Henderson could have had on that magical day.

Half of these players were able to share the special moment with their fans, just as Jeter did with his third inning home run off David Price on July 9.

Player Date Hit Game Stadium
Craig Biggio 6/28/07 single 5-for-6 Minute Maid Park (home)
Rafael Palmeiro 7/15/05 double 2-for-4 Safeco Field (away)
Rickey Henderson 10/7/01 double 1-for-1 Qualcomm Stadium (home)
Cal Ripken 4/15/00 single 3-for-5 Metrodome (away)
Tony Gwynn 8/6/99 single 4-for-5 Stade Olympique (away)
Wade Boggs 8/7/99 homer 3-for-4 Tropicana Field (home)
Paul Molitor 9/16/96 triple 3-for-4 Kauffman Stadium (away)
Dave Winfield 9/16/93 single 2-for-5 Metrodome (home)
Robin Yount 9/9/92 single 1-for-5 County Stadium (home)
George Brett 9/30/92 single 4-for-5 Anaheim Stadium (away)

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