Originally written on Macho Row  |  Last updated 5/15/12
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A toast to George Brett, who celebrates his 58th birthday today. Here he is enjoying a beverage with Mike Schmidt for a Sports Illustrated photo.  Placido Polanco's first home run of the season sure was a memorable one. Polanco's two-run homer to left center field last night in the eighth inning of a damp game against the Houston Astros pushed the Phillies lead to 5-1, taking the game out of a save situation and making victory just a little more certain for a team that has struggled to close games out. Of course, the home run was also the 2,000th hit of his career. Here is some standard YouTube video of someone recording their television with their phone to relive the moment... Or watch Polanco's 2,000th hit on Phillies.com. Polanco is now the 269th player in MLB history to eclipse the 2,000 hit mark, and he should move up on the list a good amount before the end of the season. Juan Pierre is currently 243rd on the all-time list of players with 2,000 career hits with 2,053 hit...
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