Who Will Be the Next Mr. 3,000? Print E-mail
Written by Liz Banks   
Monday, 01 June 2015


300Who Will Be the Next Mr. 3,000?

An article by Sports on Earth

Baseball is a sport obviously obsessed with records and milestones, and we all have our favorites. Mine is the 3,000-hit club. Just the notion of a club makes it more fun. It's not an all-encompassing metric of baseball greatness (Babe Ruth isn't in it, for crying out loud). But it is basic and lovely. The whole plot of the (generally underrated) baseball movie "Mr. 3000" -- a title that makes it sound like a Japanese robot movie -- is that a guy (Bernie Mac) would come out of retirement after losing three hits to a "clerical error" simply because his life would be incomplete without reaching that number. Baseball history loves its round numbers, and no baseball number is more round than 3,000.

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