Robinson Canó – 2,000 Hits

09.23.15 Cano 2,000 Hits

Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó reached a historic milestone tonight in Kansas City recording his 2,000th career hit. Among many of his career achievements, Canó’s 2,000th career hit ranks at the very top of that list. Here are some facts and figures about the historic achievement:

11 Seasons:
Canó is just the 14th player in baseball history to record at least 2,000 hits in the first 11 seasons of a career. He joins Ichiro Suzuki – 2,428 (2001-11), Paul Waner – 2,254 (1926-36), Al Simmons – 2,188 (1924-34), Pete Rose – 2,152 (1963-73), Kirby Puckett – 2,135 (1984-94), Wade Boggs – 2,098 (1982-92), George Sisler – 2,094 (1915-26), Hank Aaron – 2,085 (1954-64), Albert Pujols – 2,073 (2001-11), Richie Ashburn – 2,067 (1948-58), Stan Musial – 2,023 (1941-52), Joe Medwick – 2,004 (1932-42) and Jesse Burkett – 2,001 (1890-1900). Canó is the only full-time second baseman to appear on this list.

Before Turning 33:
Canó is the 5thactive player to reach 2,000 hits prior to turning 33, joining Miguel Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Adrian Beltre and Albert Pujols.

In a Mariners Uniform:
Canó becomes the 5th player to record a 2,000th career hit in a Mariners uniform (not all hits as a Mariner). He joins Gary Matthews Sr. (8/4/87 at OAK), Edgar Martinez (5/2/03 at CWS), John Olerud (6/16/03 vs. ANA) and Ichiro Suzuki (9/6/09 at OAK).

Milestone Hits:
1             –        May 4, 2005 at Tampa Bay (1B off Hideo Nomo)
500         –       September 25, 2007 at Tampa Bay (1B off Jason Hammel)
1,000      –       July 25, 2010 vs. Kansas City (2B off Victor Marte)
1,500      –       May 9, 2013 at Colorado (1B off Jeff Francis)
2,000     –       September 23, 2015 at Kansas City (1B off Kelvin Herrera)

Inside the Numbers:

15

Becomes the 15th native of the Dominican Republic to reach 2,000 hits.

31

Triples.

35

Different ballparks to record a hit in.

220

Hits vs. the Orioles, the most vs. any opponent.

237

Home Runs.

446

Doubles.

665

Different pitchers to record a hit off (most off James Shields – 37).

1,286

Singles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: