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Ichiro gets his 4,000 career professional hit in style as he slaps a one out line drive to left field for a base hit. His 4,000 hit comes off of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, R.A. Dickey in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. As expected, Ichiro recieved a standing ovation from the Yankee crowd he becomes the third person in history to collect 4,000 hits. Only Pete Rose (4,256 and Ty Cobb (4,189) have hit more.
Ichiro spent his first seven seasons in the Japanese Pacific League,where he collected 1,278 hits and since he has come to Major League Baseball, he has 2,722 major league hits. Take a look:
#Yankee Stadium showing video tribute of Ken Griffey Jr. congratulating Ichiro on 4000 hits. Nice job by Griffey.
— Mark Hale (@HaleMark) August 22, 2013
Ichiro will turn 40 in late October and its unknown how much longer he will continue to play; but it is very possible that you will see his name above the legendary Ty Cobb and Pete Rose when it his career is over.
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