OT - Adrian Beltré joins the 3,000 hit club

Submitted by MGoGrendel on July 31st, 2017 at 8:47 AM

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.

 

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

July 31st, 2017 at 9:13 AM ^

Even though the game was in Baltimore, my parents happened to be in the city that week and caught the game where Kaline got his 3,000 hit and we still have the program from that game in lockbox along with some other sports memerobilia from days where things like that occured. 

Jeter's 3,000th his happened on my birthday in 2011, which is the only reason his stands out to me, not being a Yankees fan. I remember watching Ripken get his on TV back in 2000 too. 

Congratulations to Beltre though on joining some very memorable names in the 3,000 Hit Club.

Jehu the Damaja

July 31st, 2017 at 9:20 AM ^

Congrats to Adrian, that's a hell of an accomplishment. Thinking about how many guys have played the game over the years, and only 31 have ever achieved it is truly impressive.

Michigan4Life

July 31st, 2017 at 10:23 AM ^

he turned it around from Seattle days where the media and fans said he was overpaid and overrated into a HoF player at Texas. He got better as he gotten older which is amazing. Counting stats and advanced stats supports the HoF argument for Beltre. He is considered to be one of the best defensive 3B in the league.

He's one of the nicest guy in the league and his teammates loved playing with him. His antics with Elvis Andrus are entertaining.