Carlos Beltran and history

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Carlos Beltran made Major League history on Friday night with his second-inning swipe of second base. The stolen base was the 300th of his career. He already has 321 homers (19 this year), which makes him the first switch-hitter in the game’s history to join this 300/300 club.

Eliminate the switch-hitter part, and Beltran is still a part of rare company. Only seven players before him have reached the 300 mark in both categories. That list includes:

  • Barry Bonds – 762 home runs, 514 stolen bases
  • Willie Mays — 660 home runs, 338 stolen bases
  • Alex Rodriguez — 639 home runs, 311 stolen bases (and counting)
  • Andre Dawson — 438 home runs, 314 stolen bases
  • Bobby Bonds — 332 home runs, 461 stolen bases
  • Reggie Sanders — 305 home runs, 304 stolen bases
  • Steve Finley — 304 home runs, 320 stolen bases

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