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Juan Pierre is eighth player to join 2,000-hit club this season

Sep 9, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

welcome to the club cd

Last month I angered a bunch of Rangers fans by using Michael Young reaching 2,000 hits to point out that the 2,000-hit club has a relatively big membership compared to similar statistical milestones that receive much less attention.

Some people–including A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy–took that as a knock on Young, whereas my intention was merely to show that reaching 2,000 hits is something multiple players accomplish every season, at rates similar to reaching 250 homers or 150 wins.

In fact, yesterday Juan Pierre became the eighth player to reach 2,000 hits this year alone. Preceding him into the 2,000-hit club this season were Young, Carlos Lee, Orlando Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Paul Konerko, Scott Rolen, and Adrian Beltre.

Next in line for membership? Placido Polanco (1,948), Jason Giambi (1,945), Derrek Lee (1,940), Carlos Beltran (1,895), Andruw Jones (1,880), and Jimmy Rollins (1,846). So there might only be four or five new members in 2012.

To quote Konerko: “It’s nice. It’s a round number.”

(I apologize in advance to everyone offended by this post. I’m just a menace to society.)

  1. kopy - Sep 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    There is no better picture for this post.

  2. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Sep 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    We get it Aaron, you’re unnatural fear of everything round is recognized.

    • Joe - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:17 PM

      This is why he doesn’t own a mirror.

  3. mkd - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    The thing that stuck in my craw about your Michael Young post is that the tone implied Young and/or the Rangers were making a big deal about it and that they needed to be set straight, but then you look at the quotes and Young is like “Yeah I guess it’s nice, but really, whatever…”

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM

      That was my point as well. Konerko a similar amount of press, kudos and damn near the same response. But, now I understand Gleeman’s fear of the round:

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:43 PM

        “had a”

  4. Chipmaker - Sep 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    3000 hits gets the Cadillac.

    2000 hits gets the steak knives.

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