| became the first National Leaguer in twenty years
to enter the 3,000-Hit Club when he singled in the first inning against the Montreal
Expos, August 6, 1999. The historic hit came six years to the day after Gwynn had
collected career hit #2000 and marked the first time a player had reached 3,000 hits on
foreign soil. The date was also the birthday of Gwynn's mother, Vendella.
milestone hit came one day after Mark McGwire slammed his 500th career home run, and one
day prior to Wade Boggs becoming the 23rd player to join the 3,000-Hit Club.
|Boxscore from The Daily Star, Oneonta, New York|