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3,000 Hit Club Quiz

Name the players with at least 3,000 career Major League hits.
Through 2019
Year = year when the player reached 3,000
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First submittedOctober 4, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 30, 2019
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Hits
Player
Year
4256
Pete Rose
1978
4189
Ty Cobb
1921
3771
Hank Aaron
1970
3630
Stan Musial
1958
3514
Tris Speaker
1925
3465
Derek Jeter
2011
3430
Honus Wagner
1914
3419
Carl Yastrzemski
1979
3319
Paul Molitor
1996
3315
Eddie Collins
1925
3283
Willie Mays
1970
Hits
Player
Year
3255
Eddie Murray
1995
3242
Nap Lajoie
1914
3202
Albert Pujols
2018
3184
Cal Ripken
2000
3164
Adrián Beltré
2017
3154
George Brett
1992
3152
Paul Waner
1942
3142
Robin Yount
1992
3141
Tony Gwynn
1999
3115
Alex Rodriguez
2015
3110
Dave Winfield
1993
Hits
Player
Year
3089
Ichiro Suzuki
2016
3060
Craig Biggio
2007
3055
Rickey Henderson
2001
3053
Rod Carew
1985
3023
Lou Brock
1979
3020
Rafael Palmeiro
2005
3011
Cap Anson
1897
3010
Wade Boggs
1999
3007
Al Kaline
1974
3000
Roberto Clemente
1972
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level 20
Oct 20, 2012
25/28 not bad. Can't believe i forgot Willie Mays though!!
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level 64
Apr 4, 2014
I know he doesn't meet the criteria here (yet), but just something to think about; Ichiro has over 4,000 professional hits between the Japanese league and the MLB.
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level 22
Jul 3, 2015
You have to update this quiz Alex Rodriguez now has 3000 hits
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2015
Updated
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level 44
Aug 8, 2016
ichiro now has 3,000
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level 61
Aug 9, 2016
Surprised not to see Griffey or DiMaggio on this list. I just looked up DiMaggio, and he isn't even close: 2,214. That gives some perspective to how hard it is to get to 3,000, and how long you have to play (and play at a high level).
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level 67
Aug 10, 2016
If my quick check is correct, Jeter is the only player on this list who got his hits primarily with the Yankees. (Not that this is the only criteria of greatness, but) is it possible that playing with the Yankees inflates our opinions of certain greats of the past?
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level 67
Aug 10, 2016
Just checked - Winfield got the highest number of his hits (42%) with the Yankees. I guess that counts as "primarily" too.
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level 79
May 8, 2018
"Is it possible that playing with the Yankees inflates our opinions of certain greats of the past?" It's certainly possible. Then again, the fact that so many people hate the Yankees may also cause them to be more critical of their players, though this probably applies more to recent players than to ones from decades ago. It'll always be hard to judge the careers of players like DiMaggio, who lost what could have been huge seasons to the war.
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level 67
May 8, 2018
DiMaggio only played 13 seasons, and missed 3 years in his prime serving in World War 2.
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level 79
Aug 9, 2016
Just imagine too, that nearly 1/3 of these guys did this with only 154 games per season, which doesn't seem like a lot, but when you consider that after 10 years it's half a season shorter.
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level 73
Aug 20, 2016
missed molitor and just this week at pub trivia there was a question asking who was the first person to get their 3000th hit with a triple...and i got that question correct
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level 70
Oct 30, 2017
I have to believe that if not for military service, Ted Williams would be on this list. He lost 3 full seasons during WWII, and parts of some others in Korea.

I also have to believe that if they hadn't cheated their brains out using steroids, A-Roid and Palmeiro wouldn't be on this list.
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level 67
Mar 14, 2019
A-rod would probably still be on the list. He was a prolific hitter throughout his career. He just wouldn't have hit as many homeruns.
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level 49
May 8, 2018
Ted Williams was no base hit machine. The closest he came to leading the league in hits was second in 1949 to Dale Mitchell. He drew such huge numbers of walks that took the bat out of his hands.
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level 79
May 8, 2018
He still would have gotten there if it wasn't for losing close to 5 years due to military service. He was 350 short and averaged 179 hits per 162 game season. More than likely he would have ended up with around 3300.
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level 57
May 9, 2018
Only 154 games back then, but I agree, he would've easily surpassed it.
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level 79
May 8, 2018
Amazing that Ruth doesn't make it despite being 10th all-time in batting average and playing for 22 seasons. Then you remember that the dude walked more than 2,000 times O_O
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level 58
Jul 18, 2018
And also note that Ruth spent several years as a full-time pitcher who won 90 games.