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June 14, 2009

Tejada and Berkman reach milestones

Earlier in the season, we saw Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko hit their 300th home runs back to back. And in an effort to one up the Chicago duo (probably not really...but whatever), Miguel Tejada and Lance Berkman combined for a pair of milestones Saturday night against Arizona.

Tejada became the 29th shortstop to reach 2000 hits with a single in the sixth. Two batters later, Berkman became just the seventh switch-hitter with 300 or more home runs.

Berkman also became the second member of the Astros to hit hit 300th homer this season, with
Ivan Rodriguez reaching that plateau last month in Chicago.

The record for most home runs by a switch-hitter is held by Mickey Mantle at 536. The other switch-hitters with 300 or more homers are Eddie Murray (504), Chipper Jones (416), Chili Davis (350), Reggie Smith (314) and Ruben Sierra (306).

BallHype: hype it up!

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