baseball

Ichiro's 4,000th hit earns praise in Japan

8 Comments
By JIM ARMSTRONG

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

8 Comments
Login to comment

I think it's pretty safe to say that if Ichiro would have started his baseball career in MLB he would have gotten the 4000 hits by now anyway.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I totally disagree with you suzukakid. Ichiro is a great hitter who would have gotten that many hits if he started his career in the majors. With his bat and glove, Ichiro has proven he will be voted into the MLB Hall of Fame and probably on the first ballot that shows his name!

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Congratulations!!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Counting his hit from the J-League would be the same as if a player would count their hits from the minors.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Rose and Cobb get docked a thousand hits apiece for being unlovable hardnosed goons.

Ichiro gets a bonus 500 hits for not doubling his body mass with steroids as soon as he stepped off the plane in Seattle, and another 500 for always being self-deprecating like when he said he doubts anyone with the Yankees cares about his milestone because he just joined them recently. With these adjustments they're all about even.

But seriously, Ichiro approaching 3000 MLB hits is still pretty amazing considering the streak didn't start until his was in his late 20s. He has now passed Lou Gherig and every other player he passes in the hits ranking should be a legendary HOFer. What is he ranked just considering hits for MLB?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

kitzrowAug. 23, 2013 - 04:34PM JSTI totally disagree with you suzukakid. Ichiro is a great hitter who would have gotten that many hits if he started his career in the majors. With his bat and glove, Ichiro has proven he will be voted into the MLB Hall of Fame and probably on the first ballot that shows his name!

No matter how well he did in Japan, Ichiro's Japan stats shouldn't count. It's not MLB by far. Japan baseball League is a AA minor league ball. To me he has 2,722 hits, and other don't count. Do you want all the players that plays or played in MLB that played in Cuba, Mexico, or Korea to count the stats that they had in minor league ball and call it "Career Hits"?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Bicultural - - what? off topic, I think.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

It’s an achievement that could only be reached by Ichiro

Pete Rose with 4,256 hits and Ty Cobb with 4,191

So it isn't an achievement that could only be reached by Ichiro, then?

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites