Adrian Beltre becomes the all-time hit king among players born outside the United States
Beltre will soon be top 20 all-time in hits
Beltre, who joined the 3,000-hit club last season, went 3 for 4 with a double on the night to improve his season batting line to a robust .324/.380/.434. Even at age 39, Beltre remains an impact player on both sides of the ball.
Here is the top of the all-time hits leaderboard among foreign born players:
- Adrian Beltre, Dominican Republic: 3,092
- Ichiro Suzuki, Japan: 3,089
- Rod Carew, Panama: 3,053
- Albert Pujols, Dominican Republic: 3,030
- Rafael Palmeiro, Cuba: 3,020
- Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rico: 3,000
Beltre currently sits 22nd all-time in hits and figures to jump over Dave Winfield (3,110) and Alex Rodriguez (3,115) and into the top 20 fairly soon. Cal Ripken Jr. sits 15th on the all-time hit list with 3,184 and, with good health, Beltre could very well pass him before the end of the season.
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