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Tampa Bay Rays' Johnny Damon ties Ted Williams on career hits list

With a sixth-inning bloop single, the Tampa Bay Rays' Johnny Damon tied Ted Williams on the alltime hits list at 2,654.

Damon has spoken repeatedly about how much it meant to him to reach the level of a legendary Hall of Famer such as Williams.

Damon accrued his 2,654 hits over 17 seasons, playing in 2,352 games, with 10,372 plate appearances and 9,250 at-bats. Williams, who missed several seasons of his career due to military service, got his in 2,292 games with 9,791 plate appearances and 7,706 at-bats.

Tampa Bay Rays' Johnny Damon ties Ted Williams on career hits list 06/29/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:29pm]
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