Baseball uses the number of career hits to mark a player's greatness. There are only 30 players who have batted 3000 or more hits in the history of the game. This is that list.

This list will, by its very nature, become outdated as each baseball season progresses. Please supersede this writeup (rather than just adding a new writeup to append to it), if you plan on maintaining this list in earnest.

PlayerDate of 3000th hitCareer hit total
Cap AnsonJuly 16, 18973,418
Honus WagnerJuly 9, 19143,415
Nap LajoieSeptember 15, 19143,242
Ty CobbAugust 19, 19214,191
Tris SpeakerMay 17, 19253,514
Eddie CollinsJune 6, 19253,315
Paul WanerJune 19, 19423,152
Stan MusialMay 13, 19583,630
Hank AaronMay 17, 19703,771
Willie MaysJuly 18, 19703,283
Roberto ClementeSeptember 30, 19723,000
Al KalineSeptember 24, 19743,007
Pete RoseMay 5, 19784,256
Lou BrockAugust 13, 19793,023
Carl YastrzemskiSeptember 12, 19793,419
Rod CarewAugust 4, 19853,053
Robin YountSeptember 9, 19923,142
George BrettSeptember 29, 19923,154
Dave WinfieldSeptember 16, 19933,110
Eddie MurrayJune 30, 19953,255
Paul MolitorSeptember 16, 19963,319
Tony GwynnAugust 6, 19993,141
Wade BoggsSeptember 7, 19993,010
Cal RipkenApril 15, 20003,184
Rickey HendersonOctober 7, 20013,055
Rafael PalmeiroJuly 15, 20053,020
Craig BiggioJune 28, 20073,060
Derek JeterJuly 9, 20113,465
Alex RodriguezJune 19, 2015TBD
Ichiro SuzukiAugust 7, 2016TBD

... With more undoubtedly to come.

NOTE: This list is arranged in chronological order, rather than by number of hits. Also, Cobb and Rose both finished their careers with more than 4,000 hits; their entries here indicate the date they each their 3,000th hit, since a list of 4,000-hit club members would be rather short, considering that Cobb and Rose are the only members.

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