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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

MLB Down The Line Predictions Uncategorized (DO NOT USE) Could Nick Markakis be enshrined? in Cooperstown?

Markakis, now in the midst of his age 35 campaign, has accumulated 2,341 career hits, which leave him only 659 hits shy of reaching the 3,000 benchmark.

That’s right. 659 bloopers, infield chops, or oppo-against-the-shift base hits away from baseball immortality. If you don’t think the 3,000 hits milestone merits induction, ponder this stat: the only Hall of Fame-eligible players to reach 3,000 hits that do not own plaques in the Hall of Fame are Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, and Rafael Palmeiro. If not for either MLB lifetime bans from the sport or ties to the PED scandals of the early 2000’s, these three would be in the Hall of Fame. Outside of controversies, the 3,000-hit plateau has always been a milestone that assured induction to Cooperstown. So, what if Nick Markakis reaches there 3,000 hit plateau with one All-Star appearance to his resume? Is he a Hall of Famer? If so, can he even realistically accomplish this goal?

Assuming his current wrist injury prevents him from getting many more hits this season, Markakis will need to average around 165 hits per season for four more seasons to reach the 3,000 hit milestone. On paper, that seems very realistic when you consider the type of hitter Markakis has been throughout his playing career and that he’s averaged 172 hits per season since debuting with Baltimore in 2006. There are, however, two clear obstacles that could stand between Markakis and the milestone.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 20, 2019 at 11:04 AM | 47 comment(s)
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

5 guns, $20K stolen from Braves outfielder Nick Markakis’ Atlanta home

Police are searching for the suspect who broke into veteran Braves right fielder Nick Markakis’ Buckhead home and stole five firearms and $20,000 in cash.

On March 29 just after 11 p.m., officers responded to Markakis’ house off Wieuca Road after receiving a call that someone was in the home, according to an Atlanta police report obtained by AJC.com.

A front window had been broken into and the front door was open when officers arrived, the report said. A neighbor had called Markakis and then handed the cellphone to officers so he could speak to them.

Round up the usual suspects!

QLE Posted: April 11, 2019 at 06:02 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: burglary, guns and money, but no lawyers, nick markakis

 

 

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