Over the Top

Over the Top

Equal parts joy and relief seemed to wash over Milwaukee Brewer Robin Yount after spanking his 3,000th career hit and becoming only the 17th player (and third youngest) in baseball history to achieve that lofty mark. "I've taken quite a bit of heat," said the 37-year-old shortstop and centerfielder, referring to the ribbing he got from his teammates during his chase. He had gone hitless in his last seven at bats. Yount will go down in the record books: so will Cleveland hurler Jose Mesa, as the guy who threw the pitch that Yount swatted into history.

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