2000 Fleer – “Club 3,000” – Wade Boggs
Date of entry into “Club 3,000” – August 7, 1999
The Story – At home(literally as Boggs is from the Tampa area) and in front of almost 40,000 fans, Wade Boggs entered the game with 2,999 career hits. Taking on the Cleveland Indians, Boggs went 3-for-4 collecting 4 RBI and scoring 2 runs on the day. Hit #3,000 was a home run off of Chris Haney that landed deep in the right field seats. The Rays lost the game 15-10 that day, but for the capacity crowd that was on hand, they got to witness baseball history.
Baseball History – Boggs is the only player in major league baseball history to hit a home run as the 3,000th hit of his career. He retired at the end of that season with 3,010 total hits. He currently ranks in 25th place on the all-time hits list.