This day in baseball: Molitor’s milestones

In a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on 8 August 1998, Twins DH Paul Molitor goes 5-for-5 with a stolen base.  With this performance, he becomes just the fifth player in Major League history to collect 3,000 hits and 500 steals in his career.  The other four players?  Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, and Lou Brock.  Pretty good company!

Photo source: ESPN.com


4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Molitor’s milestones

      1. oh, i see how it reads now. he became the fifth. thank you.
        i hope ichiro sticks it out another year, but if his japanese stats are merged with mlb, i think he’s already at 3,000 and 500.

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