singled off Senator pitcher Tom Zachary, May 17, 1925, to become the fifth member of the 3,000-Hit Club and the second man to reach the historic mark while wearing a Cleveland uniform (Nap Lajoie was the first). Two years later, Tom Zachary's name would once again enter the annals of baseball, this time as the pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth's 60th home run of 1927. 

Just three weeks after Speaker's landmark hit, Eddie Collins became the sixth big leaguer to join the Club.

Tris Speaker's 3,000th Hit
Date: May 17, 1925 Location: League Park, Cleveland
Club: Cleveland (AL) Opponent: Washington (AL)
Pitcher: Tom Zachary Hit: Single
Total career hits: 3,515

Boxscore from The Sporting News
 

Ty Cobb

Eddie Collins


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