Ichiro the new hit king with 4,255!*

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Ichiro the new hit king with 4,255!*
« on: June 15, 2016, 09:16:23 am »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/bob-nightengale/2016/06/13/mlb-ichiro-suzuki-pete-rose-all-time-hits-leader/85836712/

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SAN DIEGO - It is one of the most sacred records in all of sports, with one of the greatest hitters in baseball history on the verge of eclipsing it.

Strangely, we are ignoring it.

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki entered Tuesday night needing just one hit to tie Pete Rose’s all-time record of 4,256. He has 2,977 hits in the major leagues and 1,278 in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan, leaving him with a career total of 4,255.

Fans in Japan are abuzz, about a dozen Japanese reporters are now following the Marlins and counting down to Rose. NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting network, is broadcasting every game to chronicle one of the greatest achievements in Japanese sports history.

Yet, in this country, it barely is drawing even a whisper.

“I cannot believe it’s not a bigger deal in Major League Baseball,’’ Arizona Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach Mark Grace, who had 2,445 career hits, told USA TODAY Sports. “Shame on us for not making a bigger deal out of it.

So, is Ichiro the new hit king? I say no, not even close. I guess I'm looking for someone to disagree. This shit is silly. Long live teh Pete Rose  :koolaid
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Re: Ichiro the new hit king with 4,255!*
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 09:21:26 am »
It's teh equivalent of people saying Sadaharu Oh was the home-run king
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 09:26:39 am »
not the new hit king, but he's going to surpass 3000 MLB hits, which is
crazy for someone that started his MLB career at age 27.
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Re: Ichiro the new hit king with 4,255!*
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 09:28:43 am »
Pete's 4,256 doesn't include hits from the minor leagues, All Star games, or postseason games.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 09:32:05 am »
not the new hit king, but he's going to surpass 3000 MLB hits, which is
crazy for someone that started his MLB career at age 27.

Ichiro is awesome.
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Re: Ichiro the new hit king with 4,255!*
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 09:32:59 am »
like him or not; Pete is the hit King.  what ichiro has done is amazing considering he started in MLB at age 27 and has over 3k. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 10:54:44 am »
like him or not; Pete is the hit King.  what ichiro has done is amazing considering he started in MLB at age 27 and has over 3k.

so, like, what steebe said and stuff :lol
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Re: Ichiro the new hit king with 4,255!*
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 12:31:23 pm »
I can't even get into this made up debate.  The answer is obvious and not a slight on Ichiro. 

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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2016, 02:02:09 pm »
I wonder if he could've broken into MLB younger, and if so, would he be approaching Rose?
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2016, 02:08:39 pm »
I wonder if he could've broken into MLB younger, and if so, would he be approaching Rose?

i would say no, cause although the pitchers in japan are good, they're not all mlb good.
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2016, 02:41:37 pm »
54 players from Japan have ever made it to the MLB. It's not like it's a hotbed of talent.
Ichiro only broke through to the MLB because he was in his prime. He has just managed to maintain MLB level of play into his 40's.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2016, 02:44:40 pm »
Dude is still going to be a HOFer, I guess that's the only advantage he will ever have over teh Pete  :koolaid
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2016, 03:18:16 pm »
Dude is still going to be a HOFer, I guess that's the only advantage he will ever have over teh Pete  :koolaid

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2016, 03:26:20 pm »
Dude is still going to be a HOFer, I guess that's the only advantage he will ever have over teh Pete  :koolaid

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