Reds RF Jay Bruce is just 1 hit away from reaching 1,000 for his career.  Today will mark Jay’s 1,098th Major League game.  He’d become the 1,279th player with 1,000 career hits (1,170th since 1900).

According to Baseball Reference, the fastest ever to 1,000 career hits in the 19th century was Chuck Klein who needed just 683 games to get there.  Ichiro reached 1,000 hits in 696 games.  The youngest player to collect 1,000 career hits was Ty Cobb at age 24 years, 145 days.


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