Milestones To Look Forward To During The 2013 Major League Baseball Season
I had a great time doing this prior to the starts of the 2011 and 2012 baseball seasons, so I thought I would give it another go as we prepare for the start of this upcoming campaign.
So, without further ado, I bring to you some of the milestones I will be looking for in 2013…
Ichiro’s push towards 2,800 career hits in the major leagues. He starts the season with 2,606.
Todd Helton marches towards 2,500 career hits. He starts the 2013 campaign with 2,420 hits.
David Ortiz looks to capture the 2,000th hit of his major league career. He will start the season with 1,863 career hits.
Albert Pujols looks to join the ‘500 HR Club’. He will start his 13th major league season with 475 homers on his resume.
Ryan Howard looks to drive in the 1,000th run of his big league career. He will start the season with 920 RBI.
Ryan Braun looks to add another 30/100 season to his resume. He has done it for the last 5 seasons. Can he make it six in a row?
CC Sabathia looks to lock up career victory number 200. He will start the season with 191 career wins.
Matt Cain is out to capture career victory #100 – he is currently sitting at 85.
Justin Verlander is approaching 1,500 career strikeouts. He needs just 46 to hit the mark.
Tim Lincecum is nearing 1,500 career strikeouts. I’m still unsure of what his role may be this season, Lincecum needs 183 K’s to reach the mark.
So there you have it – These are some of the baseball milestones that I will be tracking as the 2013 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!!!
Bonifacio chasing the batting average and stolen base crowns for the American League. Long shot to be sure, but I will be watching for it. I told him last year, he had a chance to win both someday on Facebook.
Ron- I’d love to see him go for it. He’s got to be fast as he’ll on turf!!
I’d really like to see Ichiro get to 3000, although close, the last two years he has failed to get 200 hits. But if take into account his Japanese stats, he has 1278 hits and added to his MLB stats it comes to 3884 hits lifetime. So, in a way he’s chasing 4000 hits. Pujols should get to 500hr’s no problem.
Anthony- If the Yankees play more ‘small ball’ with all of the sluggers out if the lineup it actually helps him.
I, too, would love to see him reach 3,000!
I wrote Braun off. Do not care about Ortiz at all. I’ll be paying close attention to Pujols & Ichiro & maybe Helton.
McGee-Fan51, Any major Cardinals milestones to watch for this year? Maybe Beltran can do something incredible!!