It was simply a matter of timing for Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes, and in his case he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Baseball-Reference.com reports that three errors were committed back-to-back-to-back in a minute’s time on Saturday, and Reyes was the winner of the booby prize: He committed the 500,000th error in major league history.
Error 500,000. Marlins SS, Jose Reyes just seconds after 499,999 by SFG SS Joaquin Arias—
Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) September 16, 2012
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has the play-by-play, as it were:
Just watched Reyes' error. A two-hop grounder from Drew Stubbs. Tried to hurry. Bobbled ball in his glove. E-6. History.—
Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 16, 2012
Reyes’ miscue was his 16th of the season, two shy of his career high set in 2005 and tied in ’11.