Tuesday, July 24, 2012
On this day in 1960, Nellie Fox got his 2,000th hit in the first game of a doubleheader in New York.
Nellie started his day with his 2,000th hit, off of Yankee pitcher Jim Coates, with a single to left field in the first inning. Luis Aparicio led off the game with a strikeout before Fox got the first hit of the ballgame for his milestone. Nellie would also lead off the fourth inning with a single and score the first run of the game when first baseman Roy Sievers hit a single to left field.
Fox would collect 2,663 hits in his MLB career. 2,470 of them would be during his fourteen season stint with the White Sox. Nellie also spent three seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics at the beginning of his career and two seasons with the Houston Colt .45s at the end. Fox would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 by the Veterans Committee.