Omar Vizquel Passes Babe Ruth on All-Time Hits List After Collecting Career Hit No. 2,874


Omar Vizquel Passes Babe Ruth on All-Time Hits List After Collecting Career Hit No. 2,874Toronto Blue Jays infielder Omar Vizquel collected his 2,874th hit in the first game of the Jays' Wednesday doubleheader against the New York Yankees. 

Vizquel's milestone hit came on a double down the right-field line in the eighth hinning of the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to the Yankees.

With Vizquel's second hit of the game, he passed Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list. He now holds sole possession of 41st place among the major league's all-time hits leaders.

The Jays utility man quietly amassed those 2,874 hits over a 24-year career in which he won 11 Gold Glove Awards and was named a to the all-star team three times. 

At 45 years of age, Vizquel still finds ways to contribute in the big leagues, and has played all four infield positions this season for Toronto. 

The veteran has been one of the best at flashing the leather in the majors for nearly a quarter-century, and has set the benchmark for what it takes to be considered one of the best fielding shortstops of all time.

While the former Cleveland Indian may not have clout that "The Bambino" was known for, he has impacted generations of baseball fans with his sweet glove and acrobatics in the field. The fact that he has passed Ruth on the all-time hits list can only strengthen Vizquel's chances of joining "The Babe" in the Hall of Fame.

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