Yount records 3,000th hit
As he reached first base, Yount was quickly embraced by teammate and future Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, followed by the rest of his Brewers teammates as they celebrated the accomplishment. Molitor would join Yount in the 3,000-hit club four years later.
Yount was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 along with Nolan Ryan and George Brett – whose 3,000th hit came just three weeks after Yount’s.
“Yount is the greatest example there is, the perfect player, the ultimate competitor,” former teammate B.J. Surhoff said.
Ryan Turnquist was the 2015 public relations intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum