With the exception of the head touches, Adrian Beltre's career has always rolled along with unassuming greatness ruling the day.
That wasn't the case on Sunday, though, as the Texas Rangers great recorded the 3,000th hit of his illustrious career.
By joining the 3,000 hit club, Beltre also joined an even more exclusive club - one littered with Hall of Famers.
Adrián Beltré is just the 4th player all-time with 3,000 hits, 450 HR and 600 doubles, joining Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Carl Yastrzemski.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 31, 2017
When your name is being mentioned with the likes of Hank Aaron, Stan the Man, and Yaz, a first-ballot Hall of Fame trip should be waiting for you five years after retirement.
When that time will come remains to be seen. At 38 years old, Beltre has shown no signs of slowing down. The four-time All-Star still has one more year left on his contract.
For now, the watch will begin as he surpasses players on the all-time hits list. It would only take 24 hits for him to surpass several folks, including Lou Brock, and move into the top 25 of all-time.