Nick Markakis now leads the NL in Hits, 128, Doubles, 32 and BA., .320. Markakis is an interesting story. At 34 years old, he now has 2,180 hits, 463 doubles, 1,024 runs, almost 1,000,(941) RBI's, .289 career BA., and over 3,200 Total Bases. I had no idea and I would think most people did not know this man had these kind of stats. Very impressive for someone who has never stood out as a great player. After seeing his name at the top of the stat page most evenings, I looked at his career stats and it made me wonder if this man could get to 3,000 hits and make the Hall of Fame? There is only one eligible player with 3,000 hits not in the HOF. Rafael Palmeiro, failed drug test. At 34, Markakis is ahead of Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, Ichiro Suzuki, Honus Wagner, Cap Anson, Craig Biggio, and Dave Winfield's pace! Markakis has only been an all star once, this season. Has never received an MVP vote. Has only led the league in one stat his entire career. SF, (10) in 2009. He will certainly get MVP votes this season with his play and Atlanta being in the post season hunt. It will be interesting to follow the rest of his career to see if he can get to 3,000 hits and see what the voters do with him if he gets there.