BALTIMORE -- No left-handed batter in the history of baseball has showed the consistency and power of Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, whose entry into the elite 3,000-500 club is a testament to a stellar career that should gain the former Mississippi State star first-ballot entry into the Hall of Fame.
CHASE FOR 3,000: Palmeiro reaches milestone
SEATTLE - Rafael Palmeiro says his name never should be mentioned in the same breath with Willie Mays and Henry Aaron. Yet Friday he assured he'll be linked with the two baseball immortals forever by becoming just the fourth man in history to collect both 3,000 hits and more than 500 home runs.
Palmeiro joins exclusive club with 3,000th hit
SEATTLE - They sneaked up on us, Rafael Palmeiro and his enduring place in history. Turns out everything we thought we knew about him, for so many years, was all wrong.
Rafael Palmeiro, the quiet superstar
SEATTLE - Rafael Palmeiro curled an RBI double to the left field corner, locking up his place in history. Palmeiro became the 26th player to reach 3,000 career hits on Friday night, doubling in a run in the fifth inning before adding a sixth-inning single in Baltimore's 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Palmeiro reaches 3,000-hit milestone
It was sometime in the mid-1980s, and four future major leaguers came to Hattiesburg.
Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Thigpen and Jeff Brantley were the top players on the Mississippi State University baseball team, and they invaded Morgan Field to play the William Carey College Crusaders.
Sweet swing symbolic of Palmeiro's success
SEATTLE -- Maybe now we'll remember him for something other than those Viagra commercials.
Palmeiro is the 26th player in major-league history to reach 3,000 career hits.Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro drove a 2-2 fastball from Seattle's Joel Pineiro into the left field corner for a standup double in the fifth inning Friday night. When he reached second base, he joined Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray as the only players with 3,000 career hits and 500 home runs.
Raffy's legacy more than just a blue pill
Maybe now Rafael Palmeiro will get some of the attention that for so long has eluded him.
Quietly great Palmeiro hits 3,000, seals Hall pass
Mary Ann Swindoll is the editor of Dawgs' Bite, Powered by GenesPage.com, the source for Mississippi State sports on the Scout.com sports network. You can contact her by email at email@example.com.