Molina reaches major milestone

Molina reaches major milestone

Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 4: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals follows through on a single for his 1,000th career hit against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium on September 4, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 9:13 PM

ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) – Yadier Molina has not hit many infield singles but that is exactly what he did to reach 1,000 hits for his career on Tuesday night.

Molina hit a ground ball to the hole between third and short and was called safe when the Mets first baseman’s foot was not on the base.

All 1,000 hits have come during his nine-year career with the Cardinals.  Molina has proven himself to be one of the greatest catchers in Cardinals history winning four Gold Gloves and being a four-time All-Star.

This season, Molina is hitting .324 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs.  He ranks fourth in the National League in batting average.
 

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