joined the 3,000-Hit Club with a fifth-inning double off Mariners pitcher Joel Piñeiro, making him just the 26th major league player to reach the celebrated landmark. He also became just the fourth member of the 3,000-Hit Club with over 500 career home runs. The others to have reached these milestone numbers are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Palmeiro's 1996 Orioles teammate, Eddie Murray. Palmeiro also joined Roberto Clemente and Rod Carew as the only foreign-born players to have collected 3,000 big league hits.
Rafael Palmeiro's 3,000th Hit
Date: July 15, 2005 Location: Safeco Field, Seattle
Club: Baltimore (AL) Opponent: Seattle (AL)
Pitcher: Joel Piñeiro Hit: Double
Total career hits: 3,020

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