OAKLAND -- Michael Young became the 16th player in Major League history to have at least six 200-hit seasons in his career. Young had three hits on Tuesday and has 201 on the season. Of the other 15 players, 11 are in the Hall of Fame while Ichiro Suzuki and Derek Jeter are still active. Pete Rose, who had 10 200-hit seasons, is banned from Hall consideration. The final player on the list is Steve Garvey, the former Dodgers and Padres first baseman. Young went into Wednesday's game five hits behind Adrian Gonzalez of the Red Sox, who leads the league with 206. Gonzalez also went into Wednesday's game leading the league with a .340 average while Young was second at .333.
"Michael is unbelievable," third baseman Adrian Beltre said. "He does it every year ... 200 hits is tough to do in the big leagues. He's a guy you want on your team."