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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 07:15 am
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Jose Abreu has suddenly found himself in some very exclusive company.

The Chicago White Sox slugger, long a consistent contributor on some inconsistent and rebuilding South Side teams, laced his 100th RBI of 2017 on Saturday when he drilled a single in the bottom of the first inning off Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy.

In doing so, Abreu etched his name into the annals of baseball history. He joined Albert Pujols and Joe DiMaggio as the only batters to ever tally at least 25 home runs and 100 RBIs in each of their first four seasons.

When José Abreu recorded his 100th RBI of the season Saturday, he joined exclusive company.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 24, 2017
That's it. Only three players have done it. Of the two who came before Abreu, one is a Hall of Famer and the other will be. In other words: they're amazing at swinging a bat.

Abreu has been the beacon of light in an otherwise bleak season for the 62-92 White Sox. Following his 1-for-4 outing, he is now batting .304/.356/.548 with 31 homers and an even 100 RBIs through 149 games.