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A milestone for one Texas Rangers player on Sunday.

FOX's Jared Max reports:

It was a milestone Sunday for the Texas Rangers... Just minutes after the teams former catcher Ivan Rodriguez delivered his acceptance speech at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, 1600 miles away in Arlington, Texas, Rangers current third baseman Adrian Beltre likely punched his ticket to the Hall:

(FOX Sports Southwest) "It's a stand-up double. And there it is No. 3,000 for Adrian Beltre."

Beltre's double on FOX Sports Southwest made him the 31st player in Major League history to reach 3,000 hits. He's the first player born in the Dominican Republic to reach this milestone.

Of the 31 major leaguers who have collected 3,000 hits, 29 are in the Hall of Fame. The only two kept out, despite their stats: Pete Rose (for gambling) and Rafael Palmeiro (for performance enhancing drugs).

Jared Max, FOX News.

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