Results for tag: milestones
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:50:18 AM

At some point, likely sometime between June 1-30, Derek Jeter will become the 28th man to reach 3,000 hits and first Yankee to do so. It is a mark with the exception of Pete Rose and Rafael Palmeiro ensures automatic entry into the Hall of Fame.

Of course, everyone wants to know when that milestone will occur. There is not an exact science or reasoning to picking a date. The only way to do it unscientifically is to research when his 74th hit occured in each of his previous seasons with the exception of 2003.

In 1996 when he won the AL rookie of the year, Jeter reached his 74th hit on July 2 during a four-hit performance in a 7-5 win over the Yankees. That day, Jeter's average was .278 and if he takes that long to get it this year, that means the milestone will be reached in the second

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 27, 2010 at 12:39:37 AM

I meant to post this yesterday, but dozed off.  At some point between Robinson Cano getting his 1,000th career hit in his 830th career game and 3,232 at-bat, curious minds (actually just mine) wanted to know how long for him to reach each increment of 100 hits since he has reached 1,000 before his 28th birthday.  Thanks to the research tools of baseball-reference here are the answers:


1 – single off Hideo Nomo at Tampa Bay 5/4/05 in game 2

100 8/13/2005 – double off Juan Dominguez vs. Texas in career game 87

 200 5/18/2006 – single off Francisco Cordero vs. Texas in Game 168

 300 9/17/2006 single off Kyle Snyder vs. Boston in Game 240

 400 6/29/2007 single off Joe Kennedy vs. Oakland in Game 330

 500 9/25/2007 single off Jason