garnered his 3,000th hit by singling off his old teammate, Pirate hurler Rip Sewell, on June 19, 1942. Waner's membership in the 3,000-Hit Club was the first for a National Leaguer since Honus Wagner, 28 years before.

Two days after Waner's historic hit, White Sox hurler and future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons reaches a milestone of his own, garnering his 250th career victory.

1942 was also the first full season in the major leagues for the next member of the 3,000-Hit Club: Stan Musial.

Paul Waner's 3,000th Hit
Date: June 19, 1942 Location: Braves Field, Boston
Club: Boston (NL) Opponent: Pittsburgh (NL)
Pitcher: Rip Sewell Hit: Single
Total career hits: 3,152

Boxscore from The Sporting News

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Stan Musial

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