On This Day… Willie Mays #3000

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July 18th, 1970: San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays becomes to 10th player in baseball history to collect 3000 hits. Facing Montreal Expos right-hander Mike Wegener at Candlestick Park the ‘Say Hey Kid’ smacked a single to left to reach the milestone during the second inning of the Giants 10-1 rout over the Expos.
Willie will finish his career 3,283 hits, the 12th most in MLB history.
Becoming a member of the 3,000 hits club is an amazing accomplishment…. simply because it requires consistent outstanding performance over such a long period of time. Look at it this way, a major league player who starts regularly might get 600 at-bats per year. A good hitter, with a batting average between a .300 and .333, will collect roughly 180-200 base hits a season. With that level of performance, to reach 3,000 hits that player will over 15 years.

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