Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran becomes first to reach switch-hitting milestone

Saturday June 16th, 2012

It seems hard to believe, but with a stolen base in the second inning of Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran became the first switch-hitter in major league history to reach 300 home runs and 300 steals.

It was Beltran's seventh steal of the season. He has a league-leading 19 home runs in this year and 321 for his career.

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