On This Day In Baseball History: August 8, 1998

Paul Molitor


Minnesota Twins 41-year old designated hitter Paul Molitor steals his 500th career base as he goes 5-for-5 while scoring two runs. With the stolen base Molitor becomes only the 5th player in history with 3,000 hits and 500 steals joining Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Eddie Collins, and Lou Brock. Molitor was a 7-time All-Star, 4-time Silver Slugger, and finished 2nd in the AL MVP voting in 1993. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004.


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