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New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined rare company today with hit No. 4000, a single off of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
The first nine years of his pro career were spent in Japan with the Orix Blue Wave where he collected 1278 hits. He continued his hitting ways with the Seattle Mariners notching 10 straight seasons of 200+ hits (pretty phenomenal in case you were wondering).Ichiro joins Ty Cobb (4191) and Pete Rose (4256) as the only players to break the 4000 hit barrier, but if you ask him he will tell you that he doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same company as those two legendary hitters."It is a record that is adding two leagues into one; those guys did it in one league," Ichiro said. "I don't think you have to put me in that same category as them."
Understandable, but to put his accomplishment into perspective there would not be many other player that would make the 4000 hit club if hits ...
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Ichiro Suzuki reached a milestone recording his 4,000th career hit in Wednesday nights game against Toronto.
Suzuki broke a tie with Lou Gehrig when he got his 2,722nd major league hit in his 13th season. The speedy outfielder amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan’s Pacific League.
The 39-year-old collected a single off of R.A. Dickey in the first...
Next he'll tell you that was one of the greatest plays you've ever seen. Jannsen. When it wasn't.
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It was only a matter of time before Ichiro Suzuki would attain his 4,000th career hit, and he got it on Wednesday. Facing starter R.A. Dickey in the first inning, Ichiro lined a single past third baseman Brett Lawrie, drawing a standing ovation from the crowd and congratulatory hugs from his team-mates.
Ichiro failed to reach base for the rest of the game, but the Yankees still...
Ichiro Suzuki has singled for his 4,000th career hit between Japan and the major leagues.
The 39-year-old Suzuki slashed a line drive the opposite way to left field off Toronto's R.A. Dickey in the first inning Wednesday night for the milestone hit.
He has 2,722 hits in a 13-year major league career and amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan's Pacific League...
Ichiro Suzuki collected his 4,000th career hit. In case you were wondering what Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader, though about the milestone…. wonder no more. “He’s still 600 hits away from catching [teammate] Derek Jeter,” Rose told USA TODAY Sports, “so how can he catch me?” Rose discounts the 1,278 hits that Suzuki accumulated while playing...
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...
Ichiro Suzuki yesterday was etched into the pantheon of the baseball gods, notching his 4,000th career hit between the Japanese Nippon League and Major League Baseball.
In the precise and scrappy fashion he's become so known for, Ichiro Suzuki tallied his milestone hit on Wednesday by slashing a single past Blue Jay third baseman Brett Lawrie.
It’s been hard to keep track...
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FOR PETE'S SAKE
All-time hit king Pete Rose thinks Ichiro is a fantastic ballplayer but argues the hits he tallied during his career in Japan shouldn't count towards his professional total.
On Wednesday, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined an elite club by notching his 4,000th career hit in professional baseball.It is certainly no small feat to record that many hits over a career even if about one-third of them were amassed while playing in Japan.In fact, Ichiro recorded 1,278 hits in Japan's top baseball league, with the other 2,722 coming while playing...
New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made baseball history Wednesday night. Sort of.
With a first-inning single off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey, Ichiro became the first player in the history of the game to record a combined 4,000 hits between two major leagues.
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Since invading MLB in 2001, Ichiro has...
I realize it is cliche, but when Ichiro Suzuki laced an opposite field single Wednesday night...it became the modern day equivalent to "the shot heard 'round the world".
Why? Do you even need to ask?!?
That basehit off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey was number 4000 for the New York Yankees star. And if you're keeping track (and who isn't?...
Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan, and the Yankees handed the Toronto Blue Jays their 12th straight loss in New York, 4-2 on Wednesday night.
David Huff (1-0) pitched one-hit ball in five innings of relief to shut down the Blue Jays before New York finally got...
Ichiro Suzuki is in exclusive company after collecting his 4,000th hit Wednesday night against Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Suzuku, who had 1,278 hits in Japan and 2,722 in the MLB, joins Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Pete Rose in the only 4,000 hit club.
The Yankees came out to Suzuki at first after his first inning single past Brett Lawrie.
On Wednesday, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined an elite club by notching his 4,000th career hit in professional baseball.
It is certainly no small feat to record that many hits over a career even if about one-third of them were amassed while playing in Japan.
In fact, Ichiro recorded 1,278 hits in Japan's top baseball league, with the other 2,722 coming...