Ohio Oxen slugger Garth Goyle has reached base safely a milestone 1,000th time tonight. The 34-year-old veteran first baseman was proud of his accomplishment, coming in just his 3rd year with the Oxen. He previously played 11 seasons with the Montreal Metros, where he earned 790 of those hits.
But, he said later, getting #1000 for the Oxen was a special moment for him. But it was bittersweet, as the Oxen fell to the Louisville Sluggers, 5-1.
Goyle is batting .280 this season, with a dozen home runs to lead the Lake League. The three-time playoff MVP is hoping to lead Ohio to another playoff run and add a fifth Bull Cup ring to his collection. He is also leading in All-Star Game voting, and if selected, would be appearing in his 9th career midsummer classic.