2000 Fleer – “Club 3,000” – Robin Yount
Date of entry into “Club 3,000” – September 9, 1992
The Story – At home, and in front of 47,000+ Brewers’ fans, Robin Yount made baseball history as he joined the ‘3,000 Hits Club’ on this day. Late in the season with playoff hopes slipping, Yount and his Brewer teammates were facing the Cleveland Indians. Yount’s only hit of the game, a single, came in the bottom of the 7th inning off of Jose Mesa. Yount made history with that hit and the Milwaukee fans showered him with thunderous applause!!
Baseball History – Yount finished his career with 3,124 career hits. He currently sits in 17th place on the All-time hits list.
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2000 Fleer – “Club 3,000” – Tony Gwynn
Date of entry into “Club 3,000” – August 6, 1999
The Story – On the road, and across the US border, Gwynn and his Padres teammates were taking on the Expos in Montreal. And in front of just 13,540 fans, Gwynn became a member of the ‘3,000 Hits Club’. Coming into the game, Gwynn was hitting a solid .326 on the year. But on this night in Montreal, he went 4-for-5 as he collected 4 singles against the Expos. The 8-time batting champ accomplished this rare and amazing baseball feat in just 18 big league seasons as he averaged more than 166 hits in each campaign.
Baseball History – Tony Gwynn will go down as one of the sport’s greatest contact hitters of all time. He retired with a career batting average of .338 and his 3,141 hits ranks him in 18th place on the all-time list.
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