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Hanley and 1.000

Tonight, Hanley went 3-3 with 2 walks, raising his season line to .365/.428/.575/1.003

It is now the latest that Hanley has broken the 1.000 OPS barrier.  His previous late was set this year on May 19th.  Before that, it was May 5th, 2007.

It should also be noted that Hanley has a career September OPS over 1.000.  Only once in his career did he not finish over 1.000 for the month, where he only had a .970 OPS in 2007.

It's a very special mark if he's actually able to do it.  Only 3 shortstops in the history of the game have finished with a OPS over 1.000: Alex Rodriguez (4 times), Nomar Garciaparra (2 times), and Arky Vaughn (1 time, and holds the record for highest OPS for a SS at 1.098).  It's also only been done once before by a Marlin player, Gary Sheffields monster 1996 season.

There can be a serious case made that Hanley is the MVP if the season were to end today.  And, for as rare as a SS finishing with a OPS over 1.000 is, he'd be the first one to win a MVP award along with it.

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