Mets SS Jose Reyes recorded the 500th stolen bases of his career when he swiped second during the eighth inning Monday night against the Padres in San Diego.
Immediately after the game, as the team congratulated itself for defeating the Padres, Reyes unlocked second base and kept it as a souvenir.
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"Everybody was giving me a hard time, get the base," he said smiling after the game. "I tried to do it back home in front of Mets fans at Citi Field, but I did it here. I am just happy."
His 390 stolen bases when wearing a Mets uniform is the most in franchise history.
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"It's a tremendous accomplishment," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He should be rewarded. He is an outstanding player. One of the things, he's always done. He knows what his game is. He takes care of his legs. He has had a couple of severe injuries. He's always been able to come back from them."