June 3rd, 2008



“It means a lot to me. It’s like most of the guys hitting 3,000. I know and understand I’m not a superstar. I’m not a Hall of Famer. But to get to 1,000 hits for a guy who wasn’t supposed to sign and signed for $1,000—$750 after taxes—for a guy who wasn’t supposed to make in the minor leagues, for being the slowest guy in the world, to get 1,000 hits is really an honor for me. … No scout in Puerto Rico gave me a chance to be a pro.”—The Giants’ Bengie Molina on getting his 1,000th career hit in San Francisco’s 10-2 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.

Edited to link to his Baseball-Reference.com page.