On August 6, 1999, Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres collects his 3,000th major league hit – a single against Dan Smith of the Montreal Expos. 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.
6 years ago on August 6, 1993 Gwynn collected his 2,000 career hit off Bruce Ruffin at Jack Murphy Stadium.