Orioles’ Nick Markakis records 1000th career hit

"Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis singles to left field in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Friday, July 15, 2011 in Baltimore. The hit was the thousandth of his career."

The night before I shot this, a Major League Baseball game ball authenticator sitting next to me near the Orioles’ dugout pointed out that the next hit recorded by Nick Markakis would be the thousandth of his career. 

So here it is – number 1,000.