It was a great day for Danny Sanchez of the Norfolk Sharks — but not a perfect day. He became the latest player to reach the 1000-hit mark, but his team lost the game. The 30-year-old shortstop got his hit in Norfolk’s 10-3 loss to Dallas.
“It was a very special game for me, but not a good one for the team,” said Sanchez after the game. Commenting on his achievement to reporters, he told them, “1000 hits are a lot. It puts you in a very select group. You have to hit well over a lot of seasons to do this. It’s a good feeling to have your name in the record books with the other guys who have reached this level.”
He finished the day with 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
Sanchez has a lifetime average of .331, has played in 821 games, and has collected 44 home runs and 341 RBIs. He was in the news earlier this season when he had a 21-game hit streak that ended on July 4.
On the active players’ hits leader board, Sanchez ranks 16th, and he is 33rd on the all-time hits board.