Zoo names giraffe after 3,000-hit star Beltre
Adrian Beltre is the newest member of MLB's 3,000-hit club and now he has his own giraffe.
Texas Rangers star Beltre became the 31st player in baseball history to reach the milestone during Sunday's 10-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Beltre sent a pitch from Baltimore's Wade Miley down the left-field line for a stand-up double in the fourth inning, becoming the first-ever Dominican native with 3,000 hits.
The 38-year-old - a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove third baseman - and his prowess with the bat have earned plenty of applause and praise, and his very own animal thanks to the Fort Worth Zoo.
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