In the major leagues this season, it is expected that several players will achieve 2,000 hits in their careers.
Representative hitters from each team, such as Andrew McCutchen (37, Pittsburgh Pirates), Jose Altuve (33, Houston Astros), and Freddie Freeman (34, LA Dodgers), will challenge for an honorable record.
Major League Baseball said on its official SNS on the 8th (Korean time) that “these three players are approaching a major milestone in the 2023 season.”
McCutchen, who returned to his former team Pittsburgh, is closest to 2,000 hits. He had 1,948 hits by last year, leaving 52 in 2,000 hits.
McCutchen, who made his debut in Pittsburgh in 2009, went through the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee Brewers for six years from 2017, and then returned to play for his home team this season.
McCutchen also challenges 300 homers in his career. He currently has 287 home runs with 13 left. Returning after six years, attention is focusing on whether he can achieve 2,000 hits and 300 home runs at the same time in Pittsburgh. 안전놀이터
Houston’s immovable second baseman Altuve has 65 left to hit 2,000. Last year, he contributed to the team’s World Series victory with a batting average of 0.300, 158 hits, 28 homers, 57 RBIs and an OPS of 0.920.
With a career total of 192 home runs, the 200 home run notice is also in front of my eyes.
Freeman, who left Atlanta and joined the Dodgers last year, racked up 199 hits for the season, a career high, and recorded 1,903 hits in his career.
As he recorded 379 hits in the past two seasons, achieving the record this season is expected to be easy.
Freeman is also aiming for 300 home runs and 2000 hits this season (currently 292 home runs).