Dave Winfield And The 3,000 Hits Club

On September 16, 1993, ‘Big’ Dave Winfield collected hit #3,000 of his amazing baseball career.

Playing for the Minnesota Twins and at home for this game, Winfield went 2-for-5 as the team’s designated hitter. 

Hit #3,000 was a single hit in the bottom of the 7th inning against Athletic’s hurler Kelly Downs.

What I find most notable about this accomplishment is that Dave Winfield was primarily known as a power hitter during his playing days.  A man of his size was the home run hitter, not the contact guy.  But Winfield’s rare ability to combine both power and contact hitting put him on par with the best guys from both categories!!!

Congratulations ‘Big Dave’!!!

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