"I think anybody you ask would really want to get to 3,000 hits. Has it ever been a top priority for me? No, it has not. Winning baseball games has always been the top priority. Getting to the playoffs, winning championships, that's the most important thing. I'm never going to put myself above any other player to obtain it. If it happens, it does. If not, I know I've had a great career."
-- Indians outfielder Johnny Damon, who has 2,723 career hits