Today marks the 60th anniversary of Joe DiMaggio’s 2,000th career hit.
Joltin’ Joe is inarguably one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball to fall short of the 3,000 hit mark. DiMaggio lost the opportunity to collect 3,000 big league hits when baseball lost the 1943, 1944, and 1945 seasons to World War II.
In just 13 big league seasons, DiMaggio collected 2,214 hits before retiring at the age of 36.
In celebration of DiMaggio’s 2,000th career hit, let’s take a look at some current big leaguers with a chance to do what Joltin’ Joe never did, join the 3,000 hit club.