SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Chairman & Chief Executive Officer John Stanton, and President & Chief Operating Officer Kevin Mather issued the following statement regarding Adrian Beltre:
On behalf of the Seattle Mariners ownership, the entire organization and the fans of the Northwest, we would like to congratulate Adrian Beltre on his 3,000th hit in Major League Baseball. It is another historic achievement in his great career, as he becomes only the 31st player to reach the milestone.
We are proud that Adrian played a part of his record-setting career here in Seattle and appreciate his contributions to our franchise.
In his five (2005-2009) seasons with the Mariners, Adrian was a Gold Glove third baseman and collected over a quarter (751) of those 3,000 hits, including 172 doubles and 103 home runs. He demonstrated on a daily basis how to play the game with joy and grit. He excelled on the field and in the community, generously supporting Mariners Care, Dave Valle’s Esperanza Foundation and Robinson Cano’s foundation, among others.
A tip of the Mariners cap to Adrian Beltre.