In his 12th major league season - third with Atlanta - collected his 2,000th career hit in his 1,786th game on 8/3 vs. LAD…Entered the game with 1,999 hits and reached the milestone with a fourth-inning single to left field...Paced the Braves with 160 games played, 39 doubles and 79 RBI...Batted .275 (163-for-593) with a .354 on-base percentage while tallying the second-most hits on the club with 163...Had 39 doubles after finishing with 38 two-base hits in each of the previous two seasons...No Braves player in the modern era (since 1900) had reached 36 doubles in three consecutive seasons prior to Markakis...Only Hank Aaron (five) and Chipper Jones (four) have more 36-double seasons over their entire Braves career than Markakis...Finished the season ranked fifth in the National League with 39 doubles…It was his highest doubles total since he had 45 in 2010...Four of his eight home runs in 2017 gave the Braves the lead…Since he joined the Braves in 2015, 42% of his home run (10 of 24) have been tie-breaking or go-ahead shots...Homered on 8/4/17 off of MIA's LHP Adam Conley…The homer was his first home run against a left-handed pitcher since 7/8/16 when he stroked a solo shot off CWS's Chris Sale…Since joining the Braves, just four of his 24 home runs have come off of a lefty...Went 6-for-11 (.545) and had three doubles and a team high-tying 13 RBI in bases loaded situations...Had two outfield assists on 9/30 at MIA and 9/24 vs. PHI…He became the first Braves outfielder with multiple multi-assist games in a season since Jeff Francouer in 2007 (5/9 vs. SD and 8/12 at PHI)...Had a .309 (84-for-272) batting average and drove in 51 runs in games the Braves won…His average in Braves' losses was .246 (79-for-321)...Hit .326 (30-for-92) with 21 RBI when batting in the first inning of a game.
In his second season with the organization played in a team-best (tied with Freddie Freeman) 158 games while batting .269 (161-for-599) with 38 doubles, 13 home runs, 89 RBI...Led the club with a .308 (53-for-172) batting average and 70 RBI when batting with runners in scoring position…Thirty-two of those 70 RBI came with two outs...Posted double-digit home runs (13) for the 10th time in his last 11 seasons...Ranked second on the team and tied for ninth in the National League with 38 doubles...His 38 doubles matched his total from the 2015 season and were the most since he hit 45 in 2010... Since joining the Braves prior to the 2015 season, has 76 doubles, the fifth-most in the National League...Had six consecutive doubles, 4/9-11…Also tied a Braves franchise record for the most doubles (11) in the month of April (Hank Aaron, 1969 and Marcus Giles, 2003)...Drove in 89 runs, his highest total since collecting 101 RBI during the 2009 season...Opened the season batting .302 (26-for-86) with 11 doubles in 23 April games…During the month of May, hit .190 (19-for-100) with three doubles… Beginning 6/1, posted a .281 (116-for-413) batting average with 24 doubles, 12 of his 13 home runs and a .347 on-base percentage while playing in 108 of the teams' 110 games through the end of the season...Stroked three doubles in a game for the second time in his career on 4/10 vs. STL...Batted .381 (16-for-42) with a .458 on-base percentage during a season-high 11-game hitting streak, 9/7-19…His batting average when hitting with runners in scoring position during the run was .438.
Completed his first season with Atlanta and his 10th Major League season batting .296 (181-for-612) with 38 doubles, three home runs, 53 RBI and 73 runs scored in 156 games…Posted his highest double total (38) since hitting 45 in 2010…Ranked ninth in the National League with a .370 on-base percentage, his highest mark since 2008 (.406)…Batted .308 (82-for-266) from 7/20 through the remainder of the season (a span of 64 games)…Collected 52 multi-hit games, the fourth most in the National League and tied for the 10th most in the Majors…Led off 9/25's game at MIA with a line-drive homer to right field, his second game-opening homer of the season (also 7/20) and the fourth of his career…Posted two double-digit hitting streaks. His first was a team-best 15 games and came 7/24-8/8 (.379 25-for-66). His second was 11 games from 8/19-30 (.375, 18-for-48)…Snapped his historic streak of 398 games played in the outfield without an error on 6/25 at WSH after being charged a fielding error in the first inning…Played his 393rd straight error-free game in the outfield on 6/18 setting a Major League record for most consecutive errorless games by an outfielder. Broke Darren Lewis' record (392), set from 1990-1994…The majority of his at-bats came as the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 batter in the lineup. Produced a .295 (74- for-251) average while batting leadoff…Went 41-for-134 (.306) when batting with runners in scoring position. Had 46 RBI in such situations…Batted .315 (98-for-311) with 22 doubles and 39 runs scored at Turner Field, compared to a .276 (83-for- 301) mark on the road…Opened the season batting .338 (26-for-77) in the month of April.