BASEBALL — 17 September 2012

A pair of hits during Sunday’s 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox puts Toronto Blue Jay‘s Omar Vizquel just two hits away from passing Babe Ruth’s record.

Omar Vizquel is sitting at 2,872 career hits, one behind Babe Ruth at 2,873 and the Toronto Blue Jays are conveniently headed to New York to face the Yankeeson Tuesday for a three-game series.

Wouldn’t it be sweet for Jays fans to have him do it on Yankee soil? The only thing I suppose that could be better would be winning on home soil. Coincidentally, the Blue Jays next home game is against the New York Yankees on September 27th; though I’m sure he’ll get his two hits prior to then.

When asked he would be playing Vizquel in New York, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said, “I’d be crazy not to.”

A Blue Jay passing Babe Ruth is one of the more significant statistical milestones accomplished in a Jays uniform.

“Not even in my wildest dreams did I think you can bring the name Babe Ruth next to mine and compare with hits and other things that have been in my career,” says Vizquel. “When you play for a while, every time you score a run or steal a base or get a base hit they start bringing some numbers that you’re not aware of. I started the season not really thinking about numbers, just trying to go out there and finish my career strong, and everything else, the numbers come by themselves.”

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