3000 Hits Quiz
With Rafael Palmeiro joining the 3,000 hits club, it is a good time to examine the club of baseball's career hits leaders.
We'll start off with some easy ones:
1. Which member of the 3,000 hits club has the most career home runs?
Hank Aaron - 755
2. Which member of the 3,000 hits club has the most career singles?
Pete Rose – 3,053
3. Which member of the 3,000 hits club has the most career stolen bases?
Rickey Henderson - 1406
4. Which member of the 3,000 hits club has the highest career average?
Ty Cobb - .367
Now that you are four out of four (and if you aren't, quit now), lets move on to some team trivia:
5. Which of the following teams has never had a player get his 3,000th hit while playing for them – Royals, Devil Rays, Twins, Yankees, or Brewers
6. Which team has had the most players get their 3,000th hit while playing in their uniform?
Pirates – Paul Waner, Honus Wagner, Robero Clemente
Indians – Nap Lajoie, Eddie Murray, Tris Speaker
7. Which members of the 3,000 hits played for only one team their whole career?
Paul Waner, Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Cal Ripken, Jr., George Brett, Robin Yount, Tony Gwynn, Al Kaline
8. Which player played for the most teams on his way to 3,000 hits?
Rickey Henderson, a remarkable 13 stops during his major league career, though several with the same teams (A's four times, Padres twice).
That was a little trickier. Now for some random questions:
9. How many players have finished their careers with 3,000 hits but not career averages over .300? Who are they?
Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Jr., Robin Yount, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Lou Brock, Al Kaline
10. Which player(s) with 3,000 hits never had a season with 200 hits?
Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray, Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson
11. Which member of the 3,000 hit club has the lowest career single-season hits total?
Rickey Henderson – 179
12. How many members of the 3,000 hit club have also hit 300 or more home runs?
Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Jr., George Brett, Dave Winfield, Al Kaline, Rafael Palmeiro
13. Which of the following players never reached 3,000 hits – Joe Morgan, Lou Brock, Rod Carew, Rickey Henderson, Paul Waner?
14. There are seven members of the 2900 hits club that couldn't reach 3,000. Name them.
Sam Rice, Sam Crawford, Frank Robinson, Willie Keeler, Jake Beckley, Rogers Hornsby, Al Simmons
15. Not including the expansion teams of the 1990s (Marlins, D'Rays, Rockies, D'Backs) which team has never had a member of the current or future member of the 3,000 hit club on their roster?
The Houston Astros; thanks to Rickey Henderson, the Mets, Dodgers, and Mariners have all had a member of the club on their team.
BONUS: How many players have ended a season with exactly 3,000 hits?
Rickey Henderson, Roberto Clemente, Nap LaJoie