Baseball: Anniversary off Ty Cobb 3,000th hit

ON THIS POST: Ty Cobb became the 4th member of the 3,000-hit club on Aug. 19, 1921

  • Cobb's year-by-year hits and batting average
  • 3,000-hit club members and when they reached the milestone
  • What the player hit for No. 3,000
  • Ages when player hit 3,000
  • Players who had 2,900 hits or more
  • Active players with 2,000 hits or more

Ty Cobb's hits parade 1905-1928

32: Players with 3,000 or more hits

 

4: Ty Cobb was 4th player to do it

 

9: Seasons Cobb had 200-plus hits

 

8: Seasons Cobb led AL in total hits


How they batted


3,000 HITS
HITS PLAYERS BAT DATE AGE
4,256 Pete Rose B 5-05-1978 37
4,189 Ty Cobb L 8-19-1921 34
3,771 Hank Aaron R 5-17-1970 36
3,630 Stan Musial L 5-13-1958 37
3,514 Tris Speaker L 5-17-1925 37
3,465 Derek Jeter R 7-09-2011 37
3,430 Honus Wagner R 6-09-1914 40
3,419 Carl Yastrzemski L 9-12-1979 40
3,319 Paul Molitor R 9-16-1996 40
3,315 Eddie Collins L 6-03-1925 38
3,283 Willie Mays R 7-18-1970 39
3,255 Eddie Murray B 6-30-1995 39
3,252 Nap Lajoie R 9-27-1914 39
3,184 Cal Ripken Jr. R 4-15-2000 39
3,154 George Brett L 9-30-1992 36
3,152 Paul Waner L 6-19-1942 39
3,142 Robin Yount R 9-09-1992 36
3,141 Tony Gwynn L 8-06-1999 39
3,115 Alex Rodriguez R 6-19-2015 39
3,110 Dave Winfield R 9-16-1993 41
3,092 Adrian Beltre R 7-30-2017 38
3,089 Ichiro Suzuki L 8-07-2016 42
3,060 Craig Biggio R 6-28-2007 41
3,055 Rickey Henderson R 10-07-2001 42
3,053 Rod Carew L 8-04-1985 39
3,031 Albert Pujols R 5-04-2018 38
3,023 Lou Brock L 8-13-1979 40
3,020 Rafael Palmeiro L 7-15-2005 40
3,011 Cap Anson R 7-18-1897 45
3,010 Wade Boggs L 8-07-1999 41
3,007 Al Kaline R 9-24-1974 39
3,000 Roberto Clemente R 9-30-1972 38

34: Cobb was the youngest player to reach 3,000

 

45: Cap Anson, first to reach 3,000, was the oldest


Age when player hit No. 3,000


18 singles for hit No. 3,000

  • Cap Anson was first to single for No. 3,000
  • Honus Wagner was first in with a double
  • Paul Molitor tripled for his 3,000th hit
  • Wade Biggs was first to hit HR for No. 3,000

3,000th hit


8: Players with 2,900 hits or more

HITS PLAYER YEARS
2,987 Sam Rice 20
2,961 Sam Crawford 19
2,943 Frank Robinson 21
2,938 Jake Beckley 20
2,935 Barry Bonds 22
2,932 Willie Keeler 19
2,930 Rogers Hornsby 23
2,927 Al Simmons 20

9: Active players with 2,000 hits or more

HITS PLAYER YEARS AGE
2,676 Miguel Cabrera 16 35
2,420 Robinson Cano 14 35
2,203 Nick Markakis 13 34
2,132 Jose Reyes 16 35
2,130 Victor Martinez 16 39
2,081 Matt Holliday 14 38
2,079 Joe Mauer 15 35
2,050 Adrian Gonzalez 15 36
2,026 Brandon Phillps 16 37

Sources: baseball-almanac.com; baseball-reference.com (through Aug. 18)