was just 34 years old when he gained entrance in the 3,000-Hit Club by singling in the second game of a doubleheader against the Red Sox, August 19, 1921. Just two weeks earlier, Baseball entered a new era when a Pirates-Phillies game was aired on radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh. It was the first major league baseball game to be broadcast on radio.

Seven years later, the Philadelphia Athletics boasted a lineup featuring three members of the 3,000-Hit Club: Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, and the next man to join the Club: Tris Speaker.

Ty Cobb's 3,000th Hit
Date: August 19, 1921 (2) Location: Navin Field, Detroit
Club: Detroit (AL) Opponent: Boston (AL)
Pitcher: Elmer Myers Hit: Single
Total career hits: 4,191

Boxscore from The Sporting News
 

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Tris Speaker


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