Dallas Morning News: Beltre Reaches 3,000 Hits

 The Dallas Morning News did a beautiful job covering and charting Adrian Beltre’s march to 3,000 hits as a major leaguer. With the visual help of their talented artist, Michael Hogue, they also have created a fascinating “3,000 Hit Club Family Portrait” of all the other 3,000 hit club members who now welcome Adrian Beltre into their select company. – It shouldn’t take you long to find club member Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros in the referential art work by Mike Hogue for the Dallas Morning News coverage of this rare, but always noted landmark achievement by only a select few big league hitters. It only works for those hitters with a great batting eye who possess the durability over time to win the battle over bad luck and poor life decisions – the kind that either invite injuries or create problems that may cause a fellow to miss too many of the chances he will need to get to 3,000 hits.Adrian Beltre was the steady kind of guy that took full advantage of the opportunities he needed to reach this golden milestone. And we wish him congratulations and continued success.Congratulations too to The Dallas Morning News for your wonderful support of your own hometown hero and his tribe, Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers.Here’s the interactive link that will allow you to scroll and use your mouse cursor to identify all the players in the portrait:

Adrian Beltre Joins the 3,000 Hit Club
By Michael Hogue
Of The Dallas Morning News


Visualizing Adrian Beltre’s march to 3,000 hits

 By Layne Smith | Interactives Editor

On Sunday afternoon (7/30/17), Texas Ranger third baseman Adrian Beltre collected the 3,000th hit of his career with a double in the bottom of the fourth inning from Orioles’ pitcher Wade Miley. Beltre becomes the 31st player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 3,000 hit milestone.

Follow this link to The Dallas Morning News article by Layne Smith. It remarkably charts where each of those Beltre hits landed on the playing fields of Major League Baseball:



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle


4 Responses to “Dallas Morning News: Beltre Reaches 3,000 Hits”

  1. bobcopus Says:

    In addition to being a great artist, michael hogue is a wonderful person and dear friend. He came to cheer the Barker Red Sox on at the recent excursion to play vintage base ball in Farmers Branch, Texas and most likely will be donning a Red Sox uniform for our excursion to play ball in Wichita, Kansas in October.

  2. vdpittman Says:

    I believe Beltre is the last active player to have hit a homer in the Astrodome (8/3/1999 off Doug Henry) https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/event_hr.fcgi?id=beltrad01&t=b

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