The 3000 hit club

by Thom

Major League Baseball's List of players with 3000 hits.

An Exclusive Club in Major League Baseball

There are currently 28 players that over their career in Major League Baseball has achieve 3,000 hits.  The latest player being Derek Jetter who hit the mark on July 9th, 2011.  Most of the players that achieved 3,000 hits are in the hall of fame with the exception of the all time hit leader, Pete Rose.

Pete Rose - 4256 hits

Baseball's all time hit Leader

Pete Rose played on the Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos from 1963 to 1986.  Switch hitting Pete, was known for a never quit, no holds barred attitude while playing baseball, he was probably the most prolific hitter with 4,256 hits and a career batting average of .303.

Rose has been banned from the hall of fame due to his gambling on baseball. 


Ty Cobb - 4189 hits

Ty Cobb played for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics from 1905 until 1928.  Left handed hitting Ty Cobb is known as one of the very best baseball players in Major League History who held most of the batting records when he retired in 1928.  He held the hits record for over 50 years when Pete Rose broke it in 1985.  Ty Cobb had a career batting average of .367 and was elected to baseball's hall of fame in 1936, the first year of the hall of fame.

Hank Aaron - 3771 hits

Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer", played for the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, and Milwaukee Brewers from 1954 thru 1975.  Right handed hitting Hank was the all time home run leader until 2009.  Hank Aaron had 3771 hits, a career batting average of .303, and was elected to the hall of fame in 1982.

Stan Musial - 3630 hits

Stan Musial, nicknamed "Stan the Man", played baseball for the St Louis Cardinals from 1951 until 1963.  Over that time left-handed hitting Stan compiled a .331 batting average and was elected to the hall of fame in 1969 on the first ballot.

Tris Speaker - 3514 hits

Tris Speaker, nick named "Spoke" and "The Grey Eagle", played from 1907 until 1928 with the Boston Americans, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, and Philadelphia Athletics compiling 3514 hits.  Left handed hitting Tris compiled a .345 batting average, still holds the record for doubles at 792, and was elected to the hall of fame in 1937 on his second ballot, the second year the hall of fame was in existence. 

Carl Yastrzemski - 3419 hits

Carl YastrzemskiCarl Yastrzemski batted left handed and played first base for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 thru 1983 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1989.  He went to 18 All Star Games.  In 1967, we was the league's MVP and won the Triple Crown leading the league in batting, RBI's, and Home Runs.  Carl was the last baseball player to win the triple crown.

More 3,000 Hit Club Members

Cap Anson 3,418 hits

Honus Wagner 3,415 hits

Paul Molitor 3,319 hits

Eddie Collins 3,315 hits

Willie Mays 3,283 hits

Eddie Murray 3,255 hits

Nap Lajoie 3,242 hits

Cal Ripken 3,184 hits

George Brett 3,154 hits

Paul Waner 3,152 hits

Robin Yount 3,142 hits

Tony Gwynn 3,141 hits

Dave Winfield 3,110 hits

Derek Jeter 3,098 hits

Craig Biggio 3,060  hits

Rickey Henderson 3,055 hits

Rod Carew 3,053 hits

Lou Brock 3,023 hits

Rafael Palmeiro 3,020 hits

Wade Boggs 3,010 hits

Al Kaline 3,007 hits

Roberto Clemente 3,000 hits

Who is getting close to 3,000 hits?

Active MLB players that are close to three thousand hits

Ivan Rodriquez - 2,844 hits

Omar Vizquel - 2,841 hits

Alex Rodriquez - 2,779 hits

Johnny Damon - 2,723 hits

Chipper Jones - 2,619 hits

Vladimir Guerrero - 2,590 hits


Updated: 04/12/2012, Thom
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