Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro autograph
Birthdate 10/22/1973
Death Date
Debut Year 2001
Year of Induction
Teams Mariners, Marlins, Yankees
Positions Designated Hitter, Right Field

From 2001-2010 Ichiro Suzuki had 200+ hits, the longest such streak in MLB history; his 262 hits in 2004 is the big league single-season record.

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George Sisler held the MLB mark for hits in a season for 84 years until Ichiro Suzuki broke it in 2004

George Sisler held the MLB mark for hits in a season for 84 years until Ichiro Suzuki broke it in 2004

George Sisler hit .407 in the 1920 season in which he set the Major League record with 257 hits. Gorgeous George lived the rest of his days as the record holder before passing away in March of 1973. Seven months after Sisler’s death Ichiro Suzuki was born in Japan. Suzuki grew up an ocean away
Ichiro Suzuki is one of nine men to record more than 4,000 base hits in professional baseball

Ichiro Suzuki is one of nine men to record more than 4,000 base hits in professional baseball

Ichiro Suzuki was a 9-year veteran of professional baseball by the time he made his MLB debut in 2001. Starring for the Orix Blue Wave of the Japanese Pacific League, he compiled a .353 average and .422 on-base percentage from 1992-2000. Then he crossed the Pacific and took his game to America. Soon

2 responses to “Ichiro Suzuki”

  1. Joseph A Acosta says:

    Minor league baseball is considered Pro Ball…Those records are not considered in Major League stats….Why would you put Japanese Baseball stats into the conversation…Sadaharu Oh had 868 home runs we don’t consider that as a Major league baseball record…

  2. Ray Brettman says:

    I think in Ichiro’s case the fact that he was able to bring the same level of performance to his time in major league baseball does give credence to his years in Japan being entered into the equation.

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