Michael Brantley Reaches Milestone with 1,000th Career Hit
today, on July 19, 2017, Michael Brantley reached a milestone in his Major League Career–he collected his 1,000th hit!
it came in the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with 1 out in the top of the 8th inning and the Indians leading, 3-2. while facing left-handed pitcher Steven Okert, Michael sent a line drive double into the right field corner on an 0-1 count to give him hit #1,000!👏👏👏
Michael is just the 36th player in franchise history with 1,000 hits, per Jordan Bastian. in addition, he’s one of 87 active MLB players with 1,000 hits, as noted in Jonathan Hawthorne and Bastian‘s article on indians.com.
according to Jim Rosenhaus on the WTAM 1100 radio broadcast, the commemorative baseball was tossed into the Indians’ dugout for Michael to have as a keepsake.⚾
this feat is particularly impressive not only because it was a lefty-lefty match-up, but because Michael achieved it during Interleague Play, one of the very few weaknesses on his baseball resume.