Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki Broke Pete Rose’s Hits Record (Only He Didn’t)

Whether through a multiculturalist impulse to deem all cultures, including baseball ones, equal, a cynical gambit to generate clicks and comments, or just a zeal to recognize the amazing totality of Ichiro’s career, many sports writers portray the Miami Marlin outfielder as surpassing Rose. But people more fanatical about the game—fans—disagree. Just 20,037 of them showed up in San Diego for the supposedly historic event.

The Associated Press

Ichiro Suzuki Ties Babe Ruth on Career Hits List

Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins, who holds the all-time record for hits in a season with 262 in 2004, got two more, the second of which gave him 2,873 career hits, tying him Monday night with Babe Ruth on the all-time hit list.

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