2,000 hits, no All-Star games – an exclusive club

Orlando Cabrera collected his 2,000th career hit on Sunday afternoon. He is the 231st member of the 2,000 hit club, but just the 3rd member to never be selected to an All-Star Game (since the inception of the All-Star Game in 1933).

If Cabrera remains an everyday player (a big if now that Cord Phelps has been called up) he’ll surpass Tony Phillips before the season is over for the most hits without making an All-Star appearance.

If you’re curious, the player with the most hits as an Indian to never make an All-Star Game is Hal Trosky – arguably the best player in baseball history (post 1933) to fail to make an All-Star appearance.

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