Beltran Makes Baseball History

St. Louis CardinalsCarlos Beltran’s name will appear in baseball’s history books from now on…

The 35-year-old Puerto Rican baseball star has become the first switch-hitter in baseball to have notched 300 stolen bases and 300 home runs.

Carlos Beltran

Beltran stole second base during Friday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the team that drafted him as a teenager out of Puerto Rico.

It was his seventh swipe of the season and his 300th in 343 attempts.

Play was stopped and second base was pulled to celebrate.

Only eight players have reached the 300-300 club. Barry Bonds and his father Bobby Bonds, Andre Dawson, Steve Finley and the “Say Hey Kid” Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Reggie Sanders.

“I just have to thank God for the opportunity of being able to play this game for a long time. All the glory is for him,” the 35-year-old outfielder said according to

Beltran currently leads the National League with 19 homers.

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