New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez Breaks Into Exclusive 3,000 Hit Club

(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player in Major League Baseball history to collect 3,000 hits Friday night.

The hit was made during a first-inning solo home run against the Detriot Tigers.

The last player to make it into the club was fellow Yankee Derek Jeter in 2011, also on a solo home run.

A-Rod now joins the ranks of storied Hall of Famers like Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.

The Yankees tweeted, “Congratulations to @AROD on becoming the 29th member of the 3,000-hit club! #AROD3K” in celebration.

The first player to join the 3,000 hit club, as it’s known, was Cap Anson with the Chicago Colts in 1897.

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