On August 13, 1979, Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals collects his 3000th hit. The future Hall of Famer reaches the milestone against his former team – the Chicago Cubs – with a fourth-inning single against righthander Dennis Lamp.  Brock’s his drive caroms off Dennis Lamp’s pitching hand in the 3-2 Cardinal victory over the Cubs at Busch Stadium. The 40 year-old Cardinal outfielder, who will retire at the end of the season with a lifetime .293 batting average, is the fourteenth major leaguer to reach the coveted plateau.


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