Did You Know…

Rafael Palmeiro, with 569 home runs through the 2005 season, holds some unique distinctions from the rest of the 500-Home Run Club sluggers.  Palmeiro never led the league in either home runs or RBI and never hit three home runs in 1 game(despite 24 two-homer games).  Palmeiro also led the AL in 1990 with 191 singles, making him the only one of the group to lead the league in that category.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – it takes a very rare and unique talent for a player to amass both the 500 homers and 3000 hits.  And when you consider the fact that Palmeiro never led the league in either category; it just shows how consistently good he was!!!

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