Adrian Beltré became the 31st player and first Dominican born player to reach 3,000 MLB hits. Along with that, he’s the fourth third baseman to reach 400 home runs and 1,500 RBI. Certainly a Hall Of Fame candidate, which he coincidentally his his 3,000th on the same day as the HOF Induction Ceremony. The 3,000th hit yesterday was a double against the Orioles.
He needs 8 more hits to pass the Tiger’s great Al Kaline on the all-time list.
Next up to join the club: Albert Pujols with 2,911 and Miguel Cabrera with 2,603. Carlos Beltran has 2,695, but he’s already 40 years old.