, in a rare show of power, bombed 3 home runs and a pair of singles on April 29, 1978, as the Reds defeated the Mets, 14-7. Six days later, Rose joined the 3,000-Hit Club in typical "Charlie Hustle" fashion. The fiery Rose beat out an infield hit for #2999 and then followed with a line drive to left for #3000. Both hits came off Montreal pitcher Steve Rogers, a future teammate of Rose's when the all-time hit king briefly played with the Expos in 1984.

While Rose would continue to play another eight seasons, retiring with a record 4,256 hits, the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club reached the mark in the final months of his career. His name: Lou Brock.

Pete Rose's 3,000th Hit
Date: May 5, 1978 Location: Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati
Club: Cincinnati (NL) Opponent: Montreal (NL)
Pitcher: Steve Rogers Hit: Single
Total career hits: 4,256

Boxscore from The Sporting News
 

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