(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photo by Henk Seppen)
Jonathan Schoop hits 1,000th Major League-basehit
DETROIT, Michigan (USA) -
Jonathan Schoop hit the 1,000th basehit in his Major League-career on Monday-evening (May 30) when he went 3-for-5 for Detroit Tigers in a 7-5 win against Minnesota Twins.
Schoop's brother Sharlon plays in the Dutch big league for reigning champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates.
Schoop batted second and was the second baseman in the starting line-up of Manager A.J. Hinch for Detroit Tigers, which broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning.
The infielder needed a homerun to hit for-the-cycle, but that didn't come.
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After Schoop had grounded out in the first inning, he hit a 2-out single in the third inning.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Schoop doubled with one out down the leftfield-line, which was the 1,000th career basehit in his Major League-career.
Moments later, he scored on a 2-out single by Jeimer Candelario to put Detroit ahead, 4-3.
In the top of the sixth, Minnesota came alongside, but Detroit scored twice with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
Jonathan Schoop led off the at bat with a triple, which gave him an opportunity to again score the go-ahead run.
But after next batter Javier Baez grounded out, Schoop was eliminated at the plate trying to score on a grounder by Jeimer Candelario.
With two outs, Detroit then did score two runs thanks to an error and a single by Willi Castro.
In the bottom of the eighth, Schoop got his next at bat.
And after having hit respectively a single, double and triple, he not only could complete the cycle, but also do it in ascending order.
However, this time, he struckout.
Jonathan Schoop is the third player coming from Curaçao to collect 1,000 basehits in the Major League.
Schoop is playing in his tenth Major League-season since making his debut in 2013.
He first played for Baltimore Orioles, then was traded to Milwaukee Brewers during the 2018 season.
After having played for Minnesota Twins in 2019, Schoop plays for Detroit since 2020.
The Curaçao-list is headed by Andruw Jones, who recorded 1,933 basehits in his 17-year career (1996-2012), including twelve with Atlanta Braves.
Second on that list is Andrelton Simmons, who this year plays in his first season with Chicago Cubs.
The short stop has 1,163 career basehits, including seven this season.
Simmons played in his first game on May 15 after having being sidelined with a shoulder injury.
The next player with most basehits by Curaçao-born players is Ozzie Albies (Atlanta Braves), who has 661.
Didi Gregorius (Philadelphia Phillies) also comes from Curaçao and currently has 971 basehits.
However, he was born in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Unfortunately, Gregorius is sidelined with a knee injury since May 5.