Hanley third all-time in hits

MIAMI — When Hanley Ramirez singled in the fifth inning on Wednesday night, it marked a milestone for the 27-year-old shortstop.

The hit was the 966th of Ramirez’s career, with them all coming as a Marlin. The three-time All-Star moved past Mike Lowell (965) and into sole possession of third place in franchise history.

Ramirez has a ways to go to catch the Marlins’ all-time hit leader, Luis Castillo, who collected 1,273 from 1996-2005.

Barring injury, Ramirez will take over second place on the team’s hit list later this season. Jeff Conine currently ranks second with 1,005 hits.

All-time hits leaders

1:  Luis Castillo 1,273
2:  Jeff Conine 1,005
3:  Hanley Ramirez 966
4:  Mike Lowell 965
5:  Miguel Cabrera 842
6:  Alex Gonzalez 788
7:  Dan Uggla 771
8: Derrek Lee 746
9: Cliff Floyd 661
10: Juan Pierre 606

Joe Frisaro

1 Comment

Not really “a ways” to go since he’ll set the mark next season.

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