The 3,000 Hit Club

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Sports Publishing, LLC, May 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 213 pages
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It is an exclusive club. So exclusive that it has only 23 members. Not everyone can join. Membership is reserved for only those select few who were able to collect 3,000 hits during their Major League Baseball careers. Babe Ruth did not make it. Neither did Lou Gehrig. Rogers Hornsby won seven batting titles, but is not a member. Neither is Joe DiMaggio. The men who are included were unique in their personalities, yet they all shared two common threads that link them together: durability and consistency. The 3,000 Hit Club takes a close look at the men who comprise this special club. From the angry Ty Cobb to the hard-drinking Paul Waner to the avowed racist Cap Anson to new members Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs, each chapter explores the lives of these gifted men and the challenges, controversies, and conflicts they had to overcome to achieve their goal.

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About the author (2000)

Fred McMane has been covering American and international sports for over two decades. In addition to authoring over a dozen sports books, his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including "Sports Illustrated", and in wire accounts for United Press International. He lives in Milburn, New Jersey.

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