Robinson Cano is having a huge season for the New York Yankees, undoubtedly the best of his career and MVP type year, that much is known and obvious to us all. But here’s something a lot of you may not of known. During yesterday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Robbie smacked the 1,000th hit of his career. A high point in any young players career but even more so when you see the company he put his name with.
He’s now the third fastest homegrown Yankees player to reach 1,000 hits, in his 3,232nd at-bat. The only two who’ve done it quicker? The last two Yankee captains, Derek Jeter (3,112) and Don Mattingly (3,042). That’s pretty impressive company.
Manager Joe Girardi, former manager Joe Torre and former third base coach Larry Bowa have all said in the past, in their own ways, that Cano can be one of those special players in baseball, that he could be one of those elite hitters to lead a franchise.
And you know what if he keeps hitting at this rate AND continues to improve like he has, he could very well reach those expectations. He’s already placed his name amongst some prior Yankee greats only time will tell if he puts his names with the others.
But the point of this post was really to say, CONGRATULATIONS ROBBIE!!! You’ve had a great season so far, keep it up and get yourself your first MVP award.
For all the people like myself outside of the New York market, make sure to check out MLB.tv to watch Robinson and the rest of the Bronx Bombers pursue greatness.
“He’s a great, young hitter and he seems to be getting better and better,” said Girardi. “Now, we’re asking him to be extremely productive and he has done that, too. He has done this (1,000 hits) quick.”