Congratulations to Carlos Peña of the Tampa Bay Rays, on his 1000th career hit last night at Tropicana Field.
The Rays’ first baseman picked up his 1000th hit during Tuesday night’s 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth inning, launching a solo home run into deep right-field against the right-hander Ervin Santana.
Normally the most celebrated hits are around the 3000 mark, however this milestone was particularly special to the Rays’ infielder.
When asked what his 1000th hit meant to him Peña stated, “It’s a tale of a dream come true, I’m grateful that I was able to get the opportunity to get one hit. I dreamt about getting one hit in the big leagues, so for me to be able to get 1,000, I can’t put it into words how special it is for me. The one thing that sticks out is I’m grateful, extremely grateful. … I celebrated my first one. I celebrated the fact that I got one, so 1,000 is just icing on the cake — a lot more icing on the cake.”