Zoo names giraffe after 3,000-hit star Beltre

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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.