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Adrian Beltre reaches the 3,000th hit milestone

38-year old Adrian Beltré became the first Dominican Republic native to reach the 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball milestone. He is also the 31st player in Major League Baseball history to reach 3,000 hits.

On Sunday, 30 July 2017, Beltré got hit number 3,000 in the fourth inning of the game of the Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles.

The milestone is regarded as Beltré’s eventual passport to the Hall of Fame. The only members of the 3,000-hit club not in the Hall of Fame are either active (Ichiro Suzuki), not yet eligible (Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez) or tainted by scandal (Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro).

The Dallas News, calling Beltré “a legend,” reported that the Dominican-born player is now just the fifth player in history to have at least five Gold Gloves and 450 home runs in addition to the 3,000 hits. The only others who have accomplished those feats are Willie Mays, Carl Yastrzemski, David Winfield and Alex Rodriguez.

Source: DR1, sportsday.dallasnews.com

Aug 1, 2017

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