1/4 Through – Milestones To Look Forward To During The 2011 Major League Baseball Season
We’re at the 1/4 mark of the 2011 baseball season, so it is time for an update as to how some of the milestones that stood to be reached are faring so far. I will keep the original post in tact, and just provide a quick update on each below. All 1/4 season updates will be in Red. Enjoy.
I had a great time doing this prior to the start of the 2010 baseball season, so I thought I would give it another go as we prepare for the start of this upcoming one too.
And away we go….
Derek Jeter needs 74 hits to reach the magical number of 3,000 for his career.
30 hits to go until Jeter hits 3,000.
Jim Thome needs 11 home runs to join the 600 HR club.
9 dingers away – Thome has homered just twice in 20 games.
Mariano Rivera needs 41 saves to become just the second pitcher to reach 600.
Mo has already collected 13 saves this season; he sits 28 saves away from 600.
If Ichiro collects 200 or more hits, he has 11 200-hit seasons on his resume – a MLB record!!!
Through 43 games, Ichiro has 53 hits. He is well on his way…
If Dan Uggla can amass 30 or more home runs with the Braves, he will continue his record-setting as the game’s greatest slugging second baseman.
Uggla has 7 home runs through 46 games; he needs to pick up the pace if he wants to hit 30.
Mark Teixeira needs just 25 blasts to reach number 300 of his career.
15 homers away from 300 – looking good!!
Can Albert Pujols hit 30+ home runs and drive in 100+ RBI for the 11th straight season and build on baseball history?
With 7 and 25 through 45 games, the streak looks like it is in serious jeopardy. If anyone can turn it on quickly, it is Pujols.
Adam Dunn needs 46 home runs to reach 400. Can his new home in Chicago become his latest launching pad?
Just 4 home runs in 2011, the 400-mark will not be met this year. But we’ll keep watching. 🙂
Alex Rodriguez is preparing to hit 30+ home runs and 100+ RBI for the 14th consecutive season and 15th overall. Can he do it again???
A-Rod has just 8 and 24. He has almost missed this mark a few times, and he always seems to deliver at the end. Will 2011 follow suit?
So there you have it – These are some of the baseball milestones that I will be tracking as the 2011 season gets under way.
Next update will come during the All-Star break… Stay tuned.
What are you going to be watching for this year??