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04/15/2007 Archived Entry: "Milestones: Week 2"
By Michael Toeset
Jeff Kent hit his 504th double on April 8, passing Andre Dawson and tying him for 41st on the all-time list. Kent’s best doubles total: 49 in 2001. … Bob Wickman reached two milestones on April 8: He recorded his 250th save and his 782nd game, which moved him past Eddie Guardado to 39th all time. … The next day, Trevor Hoffman logged his 825th game, making him 30th all time. … Pat Burrell played in his 1,000th game on April 9. … Ken Griffey drove in his 1,610th run on April 9, passing Goose Goslin to become 24th on the all-time list. Next up is Harold Baines, with 1,628. Griffey’s best RBI season: 147 in 1997, when he was in the midst of his best years. … Jamie Moyer recorded his 2,000th strikeout on April 12. Chalk that milestone to longevity: he’s never even come close to 200 Ks in a season. … Tom Glavine reached two milestones on April 12: strikeout No. 2,487, moving him past Don Drysdale to 29th all time (he’s never been a dominant strikeout pitcher either, but he’s reached 190), and inning No. 4161.1, moving him to 36th all time. … Todd Helton drove in his 1,000th run on April 13. His best season total: 147 also. … That same day, Chipper Jones drove in his 1,200th run. His best is only 111. … Craig Biggio hit his 641st double on April 13, moving him past Honus Wagner to No. 8 on the all-time list. Yaz is next with 646. … Barry Bonds recorded his 2,849th hit on April 13, passing Brooks Robinson to 41st on the list. Bonds’ best season hit total: 181. That’s right – no 200-hit seasons at all. Hank Aaron had three 200-hit seasons. … Raul Ibanez recorded his 200th double on April 13. … Roy Oswalt recorded win No. 100 on April 13. He’s averaged 16 wins a season, quite an impressive career beginning. … Gary Sheffield drew his 1,300th walk on April 14. He’s No. 37 on the all-time walks list. … And Todd Jones pitched in his 881st game on April 14, making him 21st all time (passing Jeff Reardon).