MLB Records Broken: Jeter Jumps the List, Reyes Drops Ball for 500,000 Time
September 15, 2012: The day Major League baseball hit half a million errors all-time.
Baseball-reference.com reports that tonight Jose Reyes committed the 500,000 error since 1876, when the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs formed.
Sure, this number may not be 100% accurate according to the baseball-reference website, and there are some years with sketchy (at best) record keeping; however, this random fact may prove interesting around the office come Monday.
This comes just a day after Derek Jeter claimed sole possession of 10th place on the all-time hits list with his 3,284th hit in the Yankees' loss to the Rays.
Interestingly, Jeter achieved this accomplishment against Tampa Bay gunner David Price, the third time Price has had the misfortune of pitching a milestone ball to Jeter. The first, in Price's debut, launching Jeter into a tie with Lou Gehrig back in 2008. The second being Jeter's 3,000 hit.
The next milestone for Jeter, 3,314 hits to tie Eddie Collins in the all-time hits list, may not come until next season, according to Steven Miller on MLB.com.
This has been a season of franchise records across the league, from the Philles' Jimmy Rollins breaking the consecutive games played at shortstop to the Cubs' Darwin Barney playing 91 straight error-less games this season at second base—this has definitely been a season of random facts.
So, take a browse around these articles and the hundreds of others about the franchise and league records being set this year, and prepare yourself for some serious MLB inspired water-cooler debates come Monday!
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