1996 HEADLINE: Paul Molitor Joins The 3,000 Hits Club
On this day in 1996, Paul Molitor collected the 3,000th hit of his major league career.
On the road playing the Kansas City Royals, Molitor and his Twins teammates took the field in front of 16,000+ fans at Kaufman Stadium.
For the game, Molitor went 3-for-4 hitting 2 singles and a triple.
Of the 3 hits he collected over the course of the game, #3000 was the triple he hit in the top of the 5th inning off of Jose Rosado.
Currently, Molitor ranks 9th in total hits in a major league career with 3,319 total hits. It appears that Molitor’s space in the Top 10 of all-time is secure for quite some time!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Molitor!!!