became the first player to enter the 3,000-Hit Club with a home run when, in the sixth inning, he went deep off Indians pitcher Chris Haney at Tropicana Field, August 7, 1999. The home run was Boggs' third hit of the evening and only his second four-bagger of the year. Boggs' historic hit capped off a weekend in which a flurry of baseball career milestones were reached: Mark McGwire hit his 500th home run (August 5), Tony Gwynn collected his 3,000th hit (August 6), Albert Belle garnered his 1,500th hit (August 6), and Frank Thomas blasted his 300th home run (August 7).
Wade Boggs' 3,000th Hit
Date: August 7, 1999 Location: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay
Club: Tampa Bay (AL) Opponent: Cleveland (AL)
Pitcher: Chris Haney Hit: Home Run
Total career hits: 3,010

Boxscore from the Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York

Tony Gwynn

Cal Ripken Jr.

The 3,000-Hit Club | Online Exhibits
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

© National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.