9/28 Castro leads NL in hits with 207
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro ended the season as the youngest player ever to lead the National League in hits, finishing with 207.
Castro was hitless until the eighth inning Wednesday when he led off with a double to left, extending his streak of reaching safely to 40 straight games. Prior to this season, the youngest hits champion was the Cubs’ Charlie Hollocher in 1918, who was 22 years 83 days old. Castro, who closes with a .307 average, is 21 years 188 days old. He finished tied for 10th on the Cubs’ all-time single season hit list with Heinie Zimmerman, who had 207 hits in 1912.
– Carrie Muskat