Monday, August 13th, 2018

When the 1979 season got under way Brock was 100 hits shy of 3,000 for his career. On August 13 he was two hits from the historic number. Taking on the Cubs in St. Louis before a crowd of 44,457, he singled to left field off Dennis Lamp in the first inning for hit 2,999. In the fourth, after being low-bridged by a 1-and-2 fastball he smashed a line drive off Lampís hand, literally knocking the Cubs hurler out of the game and becoming the 14th major-leaguer to join the 3,000-hit club. Read Brockís complete bio, a part of the SABR: Baseball Biography Project here:

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