Molitor Joins 3,000/500 Club
Paul Molitor stole his 500th career base Saturday night, making him the fifth player in major-league history to reach that milestone while also collecting 3,000 career hits.
The Minnesota Twins designated hitter singled leading off the third inning against Baltimore, his second single of the game and his 3,268th hit, 10th on the career list. With Todd Walker up to bat two outs later, Molitor slid in head first at second base ahead of Lenny Webster's off-target, one-hop throw.
Molitor, who will turn 42 on Aug. 22, joined Ty Cobb (4,191 hits, 892 steals), Honus Wagner (3,415, 722), Eddie Collins (3,315, 744) and Lou Brock (3,023, 938).
Walker followed Molitor's steal with an RBI single, allowing Molitor to score his 1,757th run, 16th in major-league history.
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