Pedro Morales First Ever to 3,000 Hits

On a cloudy Tuesday evening with a hint of fall in the air, 39,919 Bears fans witnessed a milestone: Pedro Morales’s 3,000th career hit.

Early in the evening he registered 2,999 with a line drive single off Detroit Thunderbirds starter Terry Noble. With all in attendance on their feet—including both dugouts and bullpens—Morales returned to the plate in the fourth. He again faced Noble, but this time it was with the bases loaded. The tension in The Den was palatable, could Pedro reach the previously thought unattainable with a grand slam?

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