1993 HEADLINE: Dave Winfield Joins The 3,000 Hits Club
On this day in 1993, Dave Winfield joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’.
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.