Congratulations, Carlos Beltran!


A steal of second base in the second inning of last night’s game was historic for Carlos Beltran. It was his 300th career stolen base, making him the first switch-hitter in major league history to have that many stolen bases and 300 career home runs.

Here’s a clip of the milestone stolen base.

There are seven others who have reached the 300/300 level: Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Andre Dawson, Steve Finley, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Reggie Sanders.

As Mike Still of noted, it was fitting that history was made against the Royals:

It was a special moment for Beltran to achieve such a milestone against the team he began his career with.

“It is crazy, but at the same time, things happen for a reason,” Beltran said. “So I can say it was good to play them today, even though we lost. For me, personally, I started my career as a Royal, I spent 6 1/2 years there, so I have good memories there in Kansas City.”

The Cardinals lost last night’s game 3-2, and take on the Royals again this afternoon at 1:15 p.m. Joe Kelly will make his second major league start, while Bruce Chen goes for Kansas City.


Thanks to Tara for the photo!


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