Roberto Clemente And The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

Roberto Clemente And The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

Roberto Clemente joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’ on September 30, 1972.  The hit, a double, came off of Mets pitcher John Matlack and it came in his last at-bat of the 1972 baseball season.

Clemente was tragically killed in an airplane crash during the offseason.  His career ended with 3,000 hits.


2 responses to “Roberto Clemente And The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

  1. Had he grounded out in that last at-bat and ended with 2999 for his career, I probably won’t be a baseball fan today. No one would be. No one. Somehow a nice even number helps give closure to the incredible legend of Roberto Clemente.

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