Sunday was a day to remember for Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. The 38-year-old became the 31st major leaguer — and first Dominican-born player — with 3,000 career hits, notching a double off Baltimore Orioles starter Wade Miley in a 3-0 count.
After Beltre reached the milestone, Twitter was abuzz congratulating him on his achievement.
Major League Baseball and the Rangers offered their congrats to Beltre.
Yo, Adrian, you did it!
Adrian Beltre is the 31st member of the 3,000-hit club! #Beltre3k pic.twitter.com/QqX0yAgzmM
— MLB (@MLB) July 30, 2017
3,000! #Beltre3k pic.twitter.com/mDg3rFtuvf
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 30, 2017
We tip our cap to #AdrianBeltre @rangers for becoming the 31st member of the @mlb 3,000-hit club.
Congrats #Beltre3k !! pic.twitter.com/YT6pIPozv9
— #MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS) July 30, 2017
You know it’s a special moment when nobody touches his head … #Beltre3k pic.twitter.com/sL9XIvU7Cd
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 30, 2017
Newly-minted Hall of Famer and Rangers great Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who gave his speech in Cooperstown just minutes before Beltre notched his 3,000th hit, called the likely future Hall of Famer a “great player” and a “great man” in a video congratulating Beltre.
From one present Hall of Famer to one future Hall of Famer, congrats Adrian Beltre! #Beltre3k pic.twitter.com/onY0VtYKUS
— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) July 30, 2017
Former players including Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones and David Ross gave Beltre a shoutout, along with current Cincinnati Reds hurler Brandon Finnegan.
Dios sabe lo feliz que me siento de compartir mi nacionalidad contigo 🇩🇴. ¡felicidades brother! #Beltre3K pic.twitter.com/NQKYWVlJnV
— Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) July 30, 2017
So happy for Adrian Beltre in his quest for 3000 hits. Awesome player, even better dude. Congrats AB, you deserve it! Enjoy the moment
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) July 30, 2017
Wow @baseballhall of Fame and now #AdrianBeltre #3000hits what a great day for @MLB CONGRATULATIONS!!, BE BLESSED BROTHA!!🙏🏽⚾️ @Rangers https://t.co/PnDubdiXlL
— Bengie Molina (@BengieMolina1) July 30, 2017
Congrats Adrian Beltre on joining the 3,000-hit club!
— David Ross (@D_Ross3) July 30, 2017
Incredible moment in Arlington for the future HOF’er Beltre. Classy gesture by the Orioles & the crowd to share this moment. #thehallawaits
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) July 30, 2017
Congrats to one of the best 3rd Baseman in #MLB History. #3k #Rangers https://t.co/jPqPFjgkJL
— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) July 30, 2017
Congratulations big boy, well done https://t.co/Nz8o96atve
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) July 30, 2017
Congrats to Adrian Beltre on 3,000 hits! Best third baseman to play the game and an even better person!
— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) July 30, 2017
Other Dallas sports teams and the Seattle Mariners, whom Beltre played for from 2005-09, extended congratulations to the 20-year big league veteran, as did retired Dallas Stars center Mike Modano.
Coach Garrett shared his praise for Adrian Beltre’s 3,000th career hit! #Beltre3K pic.twitter.com/byKRbpviJd
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) July 30, 2017
Congrats Adrian! #3k #gorangers https://t.co/eJQSsK5Yy0
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 30, 2017
Congrats on 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣, Adrian Beltre! 👏 https://t.co/GyWmjOHfx6
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) July 30, 2017
Congratulations, Adrián Beltré! pic.twitter.com/KkCQAH6GSj
— Mariners (@Mariners) July 30, 2017
Congrats @Rangers Adrian on #3,000!!
— Mike Modano (@9modano) July 30, 2017
The Fort Worth Zoo even named its new male giraffe calf in honor of Beltre.
Congrats Adrian Beltre on 3,000! In honor of this major milestone, we’re pleased to announce the name of our male giraffe calf – Beltre! pic.twitter.com/mG33jMqq5L
— Fort Worth Zoo (@FortWorthZoo) July 30, 2017
#Beltre3K: achievement unlocked.
— Alex Tekip