Omar Vizquel now 50th on all-time MLB Hit List


Yes, believe it or not, 43-year-old Chicago White Sox infielder Omar Vizquel has now cracked the top fifty all time on the Major League Baseball base hits list. Like Wilford Brimley, he’s still a bad ass even though he’s rapidly aging. And like Brimley’s Quaker Oats ads, “the right thing to do,” was to keep Vizquel on the roster instead of turning him into a base coach.

Back in May, when Omar got off to a slow start, we weren’t so sure. But here we are, Vizquel is thriving in an important table setting role. Hitting .281 for the season, and doing it while usually batting in the crucial two hole. Vizquel, who spent most of his career with the Cleveland Indians, got his 2,751st hit Friday night in the 8th inning of the Sox 5-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.

By Paul M. Banks

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