In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Reyes went 1 for 9 with two walks, two runs, and one error for the Dominican Republic national team.
Diegomar Markwell gave him his only hit. In a game that was on the line, he broke a 0-0 tie in the 11th inning by drawing a Leon Boyd walk and scoring on an error by Eugene Kingsale.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, rallied to defeat the Dominicans and knock them out of the tournament.
Following Carl Crawford (2004) and Kenny Lofton (2011), Reyes became the third player in 1961 to have three multi-triple games in a season (1995).
He became the first player from the Mets to win the National League hitting title that year, with a .337 batting average.
He hadn’t led the league in any category or accomplished a big statistical milestone since 2008, so this was a crucial comeback season for him.
Due to injury, he missed nearly all of 2009 and only had a mediocre year in 2010.
However, in 2011, he made a remarkable comeback, becoming the Mets’ first hitting champion. In 126 games, he hit .337/.384/.493, with 16 triples to lead the league.
After the season, he became a free agent, and there was talk throughout the year about whether or not he would return to the Mets.
He opted to join a new organization on December 4th, signing a six-year, $60 million contract with the newly rebranded Miami Marlins.
How Fast Was Jose Reyes?
Jose Reyes set the MLB record for the fastest time from home to third base and all the way around the bases, in seconds. He runs 8.72 seconds from home to third and 12.03 seconds around the bases.