Omar Vizquel‘s Hall of Fame credentials are becoming more and more valid as he hangs around the major leagues. Undeniably an elite defender and Gold Glove regular at second base, his hit total keeps climbing.
He already has more hits than Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson, Tony Perez and Lou Gehrig. And he has long surpassed his fellow countryman Luis Aparicio.
Now of course, Vizquel was never an All-Star nor an elite player because of his bat; he has never had a 200-hit season (the closest being a 191- hit campaign in 1999). So his quest for 3,000 hits (he is currently 172 hits shy) would be without that magic number. …
June 29, 2011
Sully on Omar Vizquel’s 3,000 hit quest