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Eugenio Suarez: Venezuelan Baseball Player reaches his 1,000th Major League Hit

Beisbolista venezolano llega a su hit 1,000 en las Grandes Ligas, EFE

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Venezuelan baseball player Eugenio Suárez joined the group of baseball players who reached 1,000 career hits in Thursday’s Major League Baseball game.

Suárez hit his 1,000th and 1,001st career hits, a pair of home runs, in a game in which he could not prevent the Seattle Mariners from losing 6-9 to the Chicago White Sox at T-Mobile Park. The two hits raised his season total to 27, which ties him with Anthony Santander for the most home runs in 2022.

The veteran shortstop got his 1,000th hit in the third inning off Chicago starter Michael Kopech. Suarez unleashed the swing effortlessly and hit a home run into the left-field bleachers. He sent the ball a distance of 425 feet with an exit velocity of 111 mph.

“I never thought I would get 1,000 hits in my career. It was special because my dad and mom were here. My wife, of course, watches all my at-bats, and I know my two little ones at home cheering me on. That was more important to me,” Suarez told the Seattle Times.

Later, in the seventh inning, Suárez came through with another of his Major League hits, this time off reliever Aaron Bummer. The left-hander threw a sinker on the outside corner, and Suarez took it to the opposite side. The ball left his bat at 101.0 mph and projected 393 feet beyond the right field wall.

Since the start of the 2018 season, Suarez has hit 156 home runs. Only one player has connected for more home runs than him in that span, Aaron Judge, who homered on Wednesday and hit 157 in that same time period.

This article is part of an agreement between El American and El Nacional.

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