St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Carlos Beltran, became just the 270th player in MLB history Friday night to join the 2,000 hit club. The momentous hit was an RBI single in the third off of Pittsburgh Pirates starter, Kevin Correia. Beltran in his first year with the Cardinals, signed a deal with them this past off-season and has been an offensive boost for the club. He’s currently hitting .311 with 20 homers and 60 RBI’s.
Following the game, Beltran said ”I just have to thank god for making it happen”.
Beltran was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 1995 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut with the Royals on September 14, 1998. Throughout his career he has played for five teams and has been successful every where he has gone. Here’s a breakdown of his hits for each club:
- Kansas City Royals: 899
- Houston Astros: 86
- New York Mets: 878
- San Francisco Giants: 54
- St. Louis Cardinals: 83
Beltran is 35 years old and could play for several more seasons. Hitting the 3,000 mark is not out of the question. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is the current active leader in MLB with 3,185 hits.
The Good in Sports congratulates Carlos Beltran on his 2,000 hits and wishes him well as he begins his quest for 3,000.
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