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Nick Markakis records 500th double of his career

Markakis is the 64th player in Major League history with at least 500 career doubles

Toronto Blue Jays v Atlanta Braves Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Nick Markakis reached a milestone Monday with the 500th double of his career during the 9th inning of the Braves loss to the Phillies.

Markakis is just the 64th player in Major League history to record at least 500 doubles in a career. Albert Pujols (662), Miguel Cabrera (577) and Robinson Cano (564) are the only active players with more career doubles than Markakis.

Since joining the Braves in 2015, Markakis has recorded 184 doubles which is the 10th most in the majors over that span and is second on the team to Freddie Freeman who has 186. His 184 career doubles ranks 22nd on the Braves’ all-time list. Hank Aaron is first with 600 while Freeman is the active leader with 322.

Markakis became the first player in franchise history to record at least 35 doubles in four consecutive seasons from 2015-2018. Chipper Jones and Hank Aaron are the only players who have more 35-double seasons in their Braves career than Markakis.

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