Thursday, March 17, 2011
Gongora Becomes 1st Jersey League Player to join 3,000 Hit Club
Honolulu, HI (RP) - Bernie Gongora solidified his legacy in the Jersey League when he collected his 3,000th hit off of Jim Morris in the 6th inning of Atlanta's 7-3 loss to the Haoles. According to Gongora, the milestone was a little bittersweet, as his team was not able to win, but the sold out crowd still gave the standing ovation, giving Gongora his due. When asked about the moment, Gongora replied 'It was really special when the fans applauded like that. Nice to see the Honolulu crowd do that for me." Gongora also added that, with the exception of in front of his home crowd and, maybe in Houston, where he spent the early part of his career, that Honolulu was a great spot to tally hit # 3,000. At age 35, he still has some gas in the tank, but whatever he decides to do, it is only a matter of time before he is enshrined into the HOF.