Frank Robinson Rests Just 57 Hits Shy Of 3,000…
I enjoy watching a player chase a milestone that will help solidify their career. Most recently, it was Derek Jeter.
But with Frank Robinson’s career, I wonder if there was an official ‘count down to 3,000’.
Amazingly talented at the plate, Robinson finished his career with 2,943 hits – 57 shy of 3,000. Had he collected just 3 more hits in each season he played in 3,000 would have been surpassed. Had he played in just 2-3 more games in each season of his prime, it is very likely that 3,000 would have been surpassed.
Robinson joins a long list of baseball legends that just fell short of reaching a specific baseball milestone. Still, it does very little to tarnish his tremendous career.