This Day In Sports History (July 17th) — Tiger Woods
This Day In Sports History (July 18th) — Willie Mays
While playing with the San Francisco Giants, Mays reached the 3000 hit mark with a single against Montreal Expos pitcher Mike Wegener. Mays would go 2-for-3 at the plate in the game, adding one run and one RBI during the Giants’ 10-1 victory. Mays’ 3000th hit came just two months after Hank Aaron reached the 3000 hit club. He would end his career with a total of 3283 hits, good enough for 11th all-time.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter recently became the 28th player in Major League History to record 3000 hits. He reached the mark with a home run off David Price of the Tamp Bay Rays on July 9th, 2011.
Here is a look at Willie Mays’ world famous catch.
Deion Branch, NFL – Born on July 18, 1979 (age 32) in Albany, Georgia.
Ben Sheets,MLB – Born on July 18, 1978 (age 33) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Torii Hunter, MLB – Born on July 18, 1975 (age 37) Pine Bluff, Arkansas.