Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Ichiro Suzuki joined Pete Rose and Ty Cobb as the only players with 4000 career hits in the highest levels of professional baseball. Ichiro's accomplishment comes with a little bit of a twist because his are the combined total between Japan and the American major leagues. On Wednesday Ichiro's 4000th hit occurred when he singled to left off Toronto Blue Jays' starter R.A. Dickey in the first inning. The game was stopped as Ichiro received a standing ovation. Ichiro's teammates bounded out from the home dugout and met him at first base to give him hugs and high fives. In his seven seasons in the Japanese Pacific League Ichiro collected 1278 hits. During his 13 years in the United States he now has 2722 major league hits. Ichiro who will turn 40 in October has one more season remaining on his two-year $13 million deal. He realizes the debate over the worth of his 4000 overall hits but knows if he reaches 3000 in the States there will be no discussion. "I don't think anyone will sa...
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