A Biography in 1,000 Players No. 95 Paul Molitor (Number 8 Third Base)

Paul Molitor must have been desperate to get 3,000 hits. He was 39 for the 1996 season and had a career total of 2,789 hits, 211 to go. He got 225 hits to make it by 14. I wonder if the Twins staff had given a thought that a 39-year-old would have over 200 hits and they would have to come up with something for 3,000.  I wonder if that was the most hit for someone getting his 3,000 hit that season. In his hall of fame acceptance speech Molitor mentioned that Harmon Killebrew was a hero of his when…

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