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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I learned this weekend that there is a 2500 hit club. The Rockies just created it. PT Barnum would be proud.
    Not even 100 players in the history of the game have that many hits, just my opinion, but I think it's a worthy achievement.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    The Reds' own Gus Bell was a pretty good player who finished with "only" 1823 hits but a career line of .281/.330/.445 and 206 HRs.

    Other honorable mentions:

    Bob Watson
    Ben Oglivie
    Frank Thomas (the non-Big Hurt one)
    George Bell
    Tony Oliva (.304/.353/.476 - 1917 hits)
    Carl Furillo
    Jeff "Young Body" Conine
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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Without digging too deeply, I'd say Andruw Jones. Imagine if Ozzie Smith hit 30 HR a year for a decade.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    King Kelly
    Heine Groh
    Cupid Childs
    Pete Browning

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Not even 100 players in the history of the game have that many hits, just my opinion, but I think it's a worthy achievement.
    Here's the list of active guys with more than 2400 at the end of last year

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    HITS                             H        H       AB     
    1    Derek Jeter                3304     3304    10551   
    2    Alex Rodriguez             2901     2901     9662   
    3    Omar Vizquel               2877     2877    10586   
    4    Johnny Damon               2769     2769     9736   
    5    Chipper Jones              2726     2726     8984   
    6    Ichiro Suzuki              2606     2606     8085   
    7    Bobby Abreu                2437     2437     8347   
    8    Todd Helton                2420     2420     7565

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Bobby Grich has the highest career war under 2,000 hits. Had almost 70 WAR with 1,833 hits.

    Players who I personally watched play I would have to also say Andruw Jones or Albert Belle.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Not even 100 players in the history of the game have that many hits, just my opinion, but I think it's a worthy achievement.
    I think its a random benchmark used more for marketing than achievement by the Rockies. Why not celebrate in 100 hit increments from here on out? Maybe celebrate hit #2013?
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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Lance Berkman (I know he's still "active" at just over 1900 hits, but it's looking unlikely he'll get 100 more at this point).

    Juan Gonzalez (.904 career OPS, 2 MVP's)

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I think its a random benchmark used more for marketing than achievement by the Rockies. Why not celebrate in 100 hit increments from here on out? Maybe celebrate hit #2013?
    I think it's highly likely that Helton retires in a month, and I think the Rockies know that too.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=1284,2517048

    That's an old pic from a paper in 1975, with John McSherry giving Pete Rose the ball after his 2500th hit, along with the inscription on the scoreboard that day at Riverfront. Mild celebration.

    I have no idea if the Reds celebrated Rose's next hit or not. I guess I don't understand how 2500 hits isn't a milestone.

    It's not like we're celebrating mediocrity and giving everybody a trophy.
    Last edited by Always Red; 09-03-2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I learned this weekend that there is a 2500 hit club. The Rockies just created it. PT Barnum would be proud.
    The amount of crying by Reds fans on that topic is nauseating. Take a freaking minute and applaud a guy that has produced like no one else in your franchise the past 20 years.

    I just don't understand how any baseball fan can have a problem with what was done.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    So then who would be the worst player ever to get 2000 hits?

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Doo-Rag View Post
    So then who would be the worst player ever to get 2000 hits?
    Larry Bowa or Tommy Corcoran

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Doo-Rag View Post
    So then who would be the worst player ever to get 2000 hits?
    I thought about starting that topic

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Larry Bowa or Tommy Corcoran
    Chris Speier....Todd Zeile

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    worst --Amos Otis
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