Rafael Palmeiro, with 569 home runs through the 2005 season, holds some unique distinctions from the rest of the 500-Home Run Club sluggers. Palmeiro never led the league in either home runs or RBI and never hit three home runs in 1 game(despite 24 two-homer games). Palmeiro also led the AL in 1990 with 191 singles, making him the only one of the group to lead the league in that category.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’
My take – it takes a very rare and unique talent for a player to amass both the 500 homers and 3000 hits. And when you consider the fact that Palmeiro never led the league in either category; it just shows how consistently good he was!!!