Milestones To Look Forward To During The 2012 Major League Baseball Season
I had a great time doing this prior to the start of the 2011 baseball season, so I thought I would give it another go as we prepare for the start of this upcoming one too.
So, without further ado, I bring to you some of the milestones I will be looking for in 2012…
Can Ichiro re-capture his ability to collect 200 hits in a season? If so, it will be the 11th time in his 12-year career that he reaches the mark
Can Dan Uggla hit 30 or more home runs for the 6th straight season extending the record for a second baseman?
Can Alex Rodriguez eclipse Willie Mays’ 660 career home runs? He currently rests at 629.
Can Albert Pujols reach the 500-HR plateau? He needs 55 home runs to reach the mark, and while he has never had a 50-HR season, he has a new ballpark to play in, the ability to play DH, and an entire new league of pitchers to feast on.
How long until Miguel Cabrera eclipses the 300-HR mark? He sits at 277 right now, but with Prince Fielder batting behind him, he may be close to this number by the All-Star break.
Roy Halladay needs just 12 wins to reach 200 for his career.
Tim Hudson needs 19 wins to reach 200 for his career, can he repeat some of the magic that he has had in years past?
Ryan Braun has had five straight 100+ RBI seasons. Can he repeat this feat without Prince Fielder behind him in the Brewers line-up??
Tim Lincecum continues to mow down batters. He has five straight seasons of at least 200 or more strikeouts recorded. Will 2012 be year number six??
Alex Rodriguez needs just 107 RBI to move him into 4th place on the All-Time list with 2,000 for his career. A solid campaign could get him there.
So there you have it – These are some of the baseball milestones that I will be tracking as the 2012 season gets under way. Just like in previous seasons, I will offer up recaps of these possible baseball milestones as the season progresses – please stay tuned for that.
What are you going to be watching for this year??
Thanks for reading!!!