Mark Kotsay Has How Many Hits?

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Buster Olney:

Mark Kotsay has done more in his career than you’d first think: The hit he had for SD Thurs. was No. 1,721 for him.

Wow. If you take a look at the active list for career hits Kotsay sits 37th. He has played 16 seasons.

Consider the following: Jorge Posada has less hits with one more season played. Torii Hunter has just over 100 hits more than Kotsay in the same number of seasons. Scott Rolen is less than 300 hits away.

All very surprising.