On August 6, 1999 — After San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn singles off of Expo rookie right-hander Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, first base ump Kerwin Danley, Gwynn’s college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mother celebrating her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans help to celebrate the right fielder’s milestone. ‘Mr. Padre’ finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.

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