Baseball Great Tony Gwynn's Milestone Hits - NBC Bay Area

Baseball Great Tony Gwynn's Milestone Hits



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    San Diego Padres' right fielder Tony Gwynn connects for a base hit against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Sept. 2, 1995 in San Diego. Gwynn finished the 1995 season with a batting average of .368, winning his sixth National League batting title. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Baseball legend Tony Gwynn was remembered Monday by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig as "one of the most accomplished hitters that our game has ever known"

    The former San Diego Padres outfielder, who died Monday at 54 after a battle with cancer, logged 3,141 hits in his 20-year career, for a batting average of .338.

    Gwynn led the National League in batting eight times and won seven Silver Slugger Awards as the best hitter at his position. Here is a look at some of the Hall of Famer's milestone hits: 

    No. 1 — July 19, 1982, vs. Philadelphia, Sid Monge, double.

    No. 100 — Aug. 16, 1983, at Atlanta, Pascal Perez, single.

    No. 500 — Aug. 18, 1985, vs. Atlanta, Craig McMurtry, single.

    No. 1,000 — Apr. 22, 1988, vs. Houston, Nolan Ryan, single.

    No. 1,500 — Aug. 15, 1990, vs. Montreal, Steve Fry, single.

    No. 2,000 — Aug. 6, 1993, vs. Colorado, Bruce Ruffin, single.

    No. 2,500 — Sept. 14, 1996, at Cincinnati, Hector Carrasco, single.

    No. 3,000 — Aug. 6, 1999, at Montreal, Dan Smith, single.

    No. 3,141 — Oct. 6, 2001, vs. Colorado, Gabe White, double.