Exclusive sound bites from Palmeiro, who wore a microphone during his 3,000th-hit game -- this marked the first time a player has worn a wire while reaching a MLB milestone Exclusive sound bites from first base coach Rick Dempsey, who also was wired for sound during the game A great, in-game exchange between Ichiro and Palmeiro at first base Extensive footage of the post-game clubhouse celebration, including manager Lee Mazzilli's toast to Palmeiro Coverage of the post-game press conference Interview with Palmeiro's wife and footage of Palmeiro and his family leaving the stadium after this historic event Also, Palmeiro received a call from President Bush a day after reaching 3,000. The two are old friends. Bush owned the Texas Rangers while Palmeiro was a player for the Rangers. "I am grateful for all of the honors and calls I have received," he said. "I think the coverage of this is neat. I am a little overwhelmed by it, but it was a good experience." Palmeiro did host TWIB while he was a player with the Rangers, but this week the show will examine his quest to the long-awaited accomplishment. Palmeiro began the season with 2,928 hits and it was obvious he would break the record some time during the 2005 season, but he began heating up in June and made a serious run late in the month. He collected 2,999 off Aaron Sele on July 14 in Seattle. In the fifth inning on July 15, he laced a 91-mph Pineiro fastball into the left-field corner for the historic hit, a double. Palmeiro was surrounded by teammates at second base and lifted his son Preston high in the air. Preston, 10, had used a hand-held camera to videotape his dad's at-bats during the weekend in Seattle. "When it happened, I had a hard time keeping the camera balanced," Preston said. "I was excited."
Gary Washburn is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.