On August 2, 1973 — Mets outfielder Cleon Jones becomes the first player in franchise history to collect a 1,000 hits when he doubles off Jim Rooker in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Pirates at Shea Stadium. The Mobile, Alabama native will add another 196 hits before being traded in 1975 to the White Sox.

 

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