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doublem23
08-22-2013, 11:08 AM
4,000th career hit, only the 3rd person to reach that mark

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/yankees/2013/08/21/ichiro-suzuki-gets-hit-4000-mlb-japan-new-york-yankees-toronto-blue-jays/2683175/

Moses_Scurry
08-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Hank Aaron and Stan Musial had 4000 hits if you count their minor league seasons. If Tuffy Rhodes is hitting 40+ homeruns at age 40, can we not assume that the Japanese Leagues equate to American AAA?

#1swisher
08-22-2013, 02:36 PM
Bob Nightengale (https://twitter.com/BNightengale)
‏ (https://twitter.com/BNightengale) Pete Rose: Loves Ichiro, but since his 4,000 hits weren't all in MLB, he remains only player alive in 4,000 hit club


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/08/22/ichiro-suzuki-4000-hits-pete-rose-yankees-japan/2686497/

DSpivack
08-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Hank Aaron and Stan Musial had 4000 hits if you count their minor league seasons. If Tuffy Rhodes is hitting 40+ homeruns at age 40, can we not assume that the Japanese Leagues equate to American AAA?

It's probably AAA or AAAA. I think the 4,000 hit moniker for Ichiro is good for showing what a great career he has had and shows what kind of numbers he could have put up if he played his whole career in MLB (although perhaps they would have been even more impressive, as the MLB season is about 30 games longer than NPB). That said, perhaps it's not all that useful as a direct comparison to other players.

Madvora
08-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Bob Nightengale (https://twitter.com/BNightengale)
‏ (https://twitter.com/BNightengale) Pete Rose: Loves Ichiro, but since his 4,000 hits weren't all in MLB, he remains only player alive in 4,000 hit club


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/08/22/ichiro-suzuki-4000-hits-pete-rose-yankees-japan/2686497/

Ichiro Suzuki is probably my favorite player ever and Rose is a piece of crap, but I think he's right here.
It doesn't matter anyway. Stats mean nothing anymore in baseball.

Mr. Jinx
08-22-2013, 03:48 PM
Hank Aaron and Stan Musial had 4000 hits if you count their minor league seasons. If Tuffy Rhodes is hitting 40+ homeruns at age 40, can we not assume that the Japanese Leagues equate to American AAA?

As did some guy named Jigger Statz. So he's actually the 6th guy to get 4000 hits in professional baseball.

Moses_Scurry
08-23-2013, 11:16 AM
The big question is of how big the celebration will be when he finally passes Harold Baines.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/derek-jeter-honored-for-having-fewer-hits-than-har,2810/