Jose Reyes, who has had an illustrious career especially with New York, was able to become not only the 39th player in league history to steal 500 bases but the second active player to do so.
Last night, the Mets led 4-1 in the eighth inning, and Jose Reyes continued to do what he had done his entire career, make the unthinkable happen on the base paths. Reyes beat out a single, stole second, and scored on a two-out single from Travis d’Arnaud.
— ⚾?DataDeportes™⚽? (@DataDeportes) July 25, 2017
After stealing second base, teammates Yoenis Cespedes and Rene Rivera yelled from the dugout for Reyes to pull out the base and take it to the dugout. Staying classy as per usual, Reyes waited until the inning was over.
Reyes has converted 12 of his 14 steal attempts, and it is possible that the 34-year-old reaches 20 — something he has done nine times in the past.
To put Reyes’ incredible career into perspective, let’s take a look at what only he and eight other players have been able to accomplish since 1871:
- 100 triples
- 100 home runs
- 500 stolen bases
Those 9 players: pic.twitter.com/6aO1nLl9Bm
— New York Mets Stats (@NYMStats) July 25, 2017
Reyes is also the only shortstop in the history of MLB with 2000 hits, 500 stolen bases, and 110 home runs.
Jose Reyes is only SS (primary position) in major league history with at least 2,000 hits, 500 SB and 110 home runs.
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) July 25, 2017
The only other active player with 500+ stolen bases is none other than Ichiro Suzuki (508).