Lou Brock And The ‘3,000 Hits Club’
Date of entry into “Club 3,000” – August 13, 1979
The Story – At home, and in front of 44,000+ fans, the Cardinals took on their divisional rivals – The Chicago Cubs. Ironically, the Cubs were the team that Brock entered the major leagues with. On this day, Brock made baseball history capturing the 3,000th hit of his big league career. In the game, Brock went 2-for-2 raising his batting average to .326. And while his day momentous for his career and baseball history, it was just as important that his two hits helped the Cardinals win the game 3-2.
Baseball History – The game’s second greatest base stealer of all-time also ranks in 24th place on the all-time hits list with 3,023 career hits.