Puerto Rican hunk Yadier Molina became the fifth player in St. Louis Cardinals history to play in 1800 games with the franchise.
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CelebNSports247.com wants to congratulate, Yadier Molina for making history with the Cardinals.
He joined the exclusive club as the fifth Cardinal to play 1800 or more games with the team. He joins Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith and Enos Slaughter as the only players to do this. Those four players are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Despite the shocking injury to the Cards #4’s family jewels, Yadier Molina is back to playing and fully recovered. And now he is one step closer to baseball Hall of Fame status after playing his 1800th game with the Cards.
The MLB catcher continues to strive and grind. He is one of the MLB’s best players. If you recall, the 35-year-old Bayamón, Puerto Rico native was drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2000 Amateur Draft.
Yadier Molina’s stats over the years according to Fansided report:
For the first seven years of his career, Molina was the epitome of the good glove, no-hit backstop. He had a .268/.327/.361 batting line and averaged six home runs and 46 RBI in 115 games per season. While the bat wasn’t impressive, the glove was. He won three Gold Glove Awards and made the all-star team twice in his first seven years.
Molina has added five more Gold Glove Awards and six more all-star appearances to his resume. He also picked it up with the bat, starting with the 2011 season when he went on a three-year hitting binge. From 2011 to 2013, Molina upped his power output to an average of 16 home runs per season in 138 games while hitting .313/.361/.481.
Then, just as suddenly as he made the great leap offensively, he dropped back to roughly a league average hitter. In the last four-plus seasons, he’s been right at league average with a .282/.327/.409 batting line. He’s enjoyed the home run surge over the last few years, though, as he hit 18 last year and has 11 at the halfway point this year.
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