MLB player Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player to record his 3,000th hit in baseball history Friday night at Yankees Stadium. The New York Yankees player recorded his 3,000th hit off a solo home run that happened in the first inning, that was pitched by Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. Rodriguez is now tied with Roberto Clemente for 28th all-time with 3,000 career hits.
The other 3,000+ hit leaders that A-Rod can [possibly catch up to are, Al Kaline (3,007), Wade Boggs (3,010), Rafael Palmeiro (3,020) and Lou Brock (3,023). Rodriguez is the second Yankees player in history to record their 3,000th hit, joining Derek Jeter. Rodriguez has recorded 1,465 of his career hits with the Yankees, 966 with the Seattle Mariners and 569 with the Texas Rangers. He also became the third person to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit, joining Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter.