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Reyes' legs help him join elite company

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets dive for third base against the Texas Rangers. (June 26, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Jose Reyes played in his 1,000th major-league game Tuesday night, and had 98 triples and 360 stolen bases to his credit. The only other player with that many triples and stolen bases (the modern stolen base rule was enacted in 1898) in his first 1,000 career games is Ty Cobb, who had 106 triples and 391 steals when he played his 1,000th game, in 1912.

Reyes’ total of 98 triples is the highest by any major-league player through 1,000 games since Stan Musial had 98 when he reached that milestone game in 1949.
 

Most triples in first 1,000 games among players to debut since 1946
Player Triples
Jose Reyes 98
Carl Crawford 87
Lance Johnson 84
George Brett 82
Gary Templeton 79

SOURCE: ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU

 

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