Paul Waner recorded hit #3,000 twice

3,000th hit Paul WAner

The story of how Lloyd Waner tallied his milestone 3,000th hit is now a mere footnote in baseball history.

It’s also a story worth knowing.

In an unlikely turn of events, an angry Paul Waner rejected a scorer’s decision.

Waner demanded a chance to record his memorable knock cleanly – and got his wish.

This is the forgotten tale of how the 7th MLB batter to total 3,000 hits joined baseball’s exclusive club.

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