Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his career 2,000th hit Friday night. It was an RBI single off of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Kevin Correia. The RBI was his league leading 60th.
Time was called after the hit while the crowd of 45,382 at Bush Stadium gave Beltran a well-deserved standing ovation. Beltran is the 29th switch-hitter in Major League history to reach that hit milestone. Earlier in the season the 35-year-old Beltran became the first switch hitter in major league history to hit 300 home runs and steal 300 bases.
Although, the Cardinals would be defeated by a score of 14-5, it truly was a memorable game. The Puerto Rican outfielder is now hitting .311 with 20 home runs. On December 22, 2011 Beltran and the Cardinals agreed on a two year contract worth $26 million dollars.