CINCINNATI -- Ryan Braun became the 11th player in Brewers history to reach the 1,000-hit plateau when he singled in each of his first two at-bats at Great American Ball Park on Friday. Braun's 1,000th hit, a fourth-inning single off Reds starter Homer Bailey, came in his 815th Major League game. For some context, Paul Molitor reached 1,000 hits in 835 games. Molitor wound up in the 3,000-hit club, but he began his Major League career earlier than Braun, who was 23 when he debuted with the Brewers in 2007.
Braun even beat Major League hit king Pete Rose, who needed 831 games for 1,000 hits.