Longo goes for 1K Club

By on May 3, 2015

 

   (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

(EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

April 12, 2008 was the day.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays were no more. The organization had gone with a more fan friendly, Rays moniker. The future looked bright and the Rays had a phenom third baseman they hoped would carry them to new heights. Fast forward seven years and that third baseman is still in town. A feat that is noteworthy given the organizations track record. This afternoon, Evan Longoria takes the field looking to join the 1,000 hit club.

In his major league debut, which also came against the Orioles, Longoria went 1-for-3, driving in a run. With two more hits he’ll become just the third player in franchise history to record 1,000 hits. Carl Crawford is the franchise leader with 1,480 hits during his time with Tampa Bay.

Kris Dunn can be found on Twitter @KrisDunnDV.

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