May 31, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT
40-year-old Bobby Abreu stole the 400th base of his career in the top of the eighth inning last night against the Phillies. In doing so, he joined a pretty cool club:
In #MLB history, players with 200+ HR, 1,200+ BB, & 400 SB:
MLB Play Index (@BRefPlayIndex) May 31, 2014
Two Hall of Famers and one should-be Hall of Famer, depending on your perspective. Not bad. Not bad at all.
After not playing in the majors last year, Abreu has been a nice find for the Mets so far in 2014. He’s batting .304/.389/.478 through 54 plate appearances. Oddly, the Mets have fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens to thank for Abreu, as he recommended signing him after he managed him in the Venezuelan Winter League.
As our own Matthew Pouliot wrote last night, Abreu reached 4,000 total bases earlier this week and now ranks 84th all-time in that category. He needs 49 hits to reach 2,500 hits for his career and 12 home runs to reach 300.
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