2000 Fleer – “Club 3,000” – Dave Winfield
Date of entry into “Club 3,000” – September 13, 1993
The Story – Playing for the Twins and at home, Winfield entered this game with 2,999 hits on his resume. With just 3 weeks left in the season, this was a match-up of a 6th and 7th place team so it was a relatively small crowd of just over 14,000. But for those that showed up, they got to witness baseball history!! Winfield collected 2 hits in the contest, both singles, in this 13-inning marathon. Hit #3,000 came off of fellow Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley in the 9th inning.
Baseball History – Winfield finished his career with 3,110 hits. He presently ranks in 19th place on the all-time list.