On Wednesday night in Chicago, San Diego Padres’ third baseman Manny Machado recorded career hit No. 1500 with an RBI single in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs.
A Solid Career
Machado came into the MLB in 2012 with the Baltimore Orioles where he spent six seasons. He spent half a season with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018 before signing a 10-year deal with the San Diego Padres in 2019.
He has played 100 or more games in seven of his nine full 162 games seasons. In those seasons with 100 or more games, he recorded 150 or more hits in each season. He had four seasons of 180 or more hits with his career-high of 189 in 2013, his first full season in the majors.
Machado recorded 977 hits while in Baltimore, added 73 with the Dodgers and is currently at 550 with the Padres. Machado stands strong with the sixth-most hits in all of baseball this season at 76.
570 of his 1500 hits are extra-base hits which include 291 doubles and 261 homers. He is nearing two more major milestones with doubles and homers.
He became the first player to debut in 2012 or later to reach the 1500 hits mark.
Manny Machado is currently in his fourth season with the Padres. He still has 6.5 seasons remaining on his contract with the Padres so he is guaranteed plenty more hits in his MLB future. He is only 500 hits from 2000 which he certainly has a chance to achieve if he continues to stay a dominant presence at the plate.
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