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Ichiro Suzuki on verge of joining Pete Rose as the only players with 200 hits in 10 seasons

Sep 13, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

For a brief time it looked like Ichiro Suzuki’s streak of 200-hit seasons might end at nine, which is one short of the all-time record held by Pete Rose, but now he’s riding a 13-game hitting streak that includes a total of 21 hits and it looks like he’ll once again clear 200 with ease.
Suzuki needs 14 hits in the Mariners’ final 19 games and he’s averaged 27 hits per 19 games for his career, so he’s all but assured to join Rose as the only players in baseball history with double-digit 200-hit seasons. Even more impressive, they are Suzuki’s first 10 seasons.
Rose had 200 hits 10 times in 24 years. Suzuki will soon be 10-for-10.

  1. Jonny5 - Sep 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    In other words, better than Rose…… Do you think he’ll top him on the hit list though?

  2. ThatGuy - Sep 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    I think he will have you include his Japan ball hit totals(easier league but 18 less games per season) He was also able to hit 242 in his first season, so it he probably would have had atleast the 1200 he had in Japan had he started here.

  3. easports82 - Sep 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Too bad this achievement, like his 262 hits in 04, becomes a subplot of another awful season Ichiro’s spent in Seattle.
    He’s just shy of 3500 overall, with 2216 of those being in MLB. He’s got to stop getting 200 within the next couple years, but I wouldn’t bet against him getting the overall title.

  4. Mr. Heyward - Sep 13, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Ichiro is God.

  5. matt - Sep 13, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Its an absolute crime that Ichiro has spent his career playing irrelevant baseball in Seattle. Im sure Seattle is a beautiful town but a guy with Ty Cobb talent is almost unknown anymore and its a shame. People seem to have undervalued his accomplishments in the last few years. I guess with all these new ways that stats are judged by a guy who only hits singles is looked down on in some ways but I think he’s awesome. Guys like Griffey, Jr andBarry Bonds (like him or not) showed us what it must have been like to watch Willie Mays play and a guy like Ichiro shows us what a guy like Cobb must have played like (without the anger and hatred of cobb of course). This guy should have absolute legendary status and be spoken of in the same reverance as Pujols and other once a generation players but Ichiro is almost invisible in Seattle. Id love to see him get a few years on the east coast to end his major league career.

  6. Old Gator - Sep 13, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Bet you he makes it!
    That’s a joke….

  7. IdahoMariner - Sep 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Old Gator, I wouldn’t ever bet against Ichiro.

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