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t206hound
09-23-2010, 02:58 PM
Ichiro got hit number 200, breaking Willie Keeler's record of consecutive 200 hit seasons and Ty Cobb's career American League 200 hit seasons record.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5607807

barrysloate
09-23-2010, 03:13 PM
When you add the hits he got in Japan, Ichiro has over 3500 professional hits, and he is still going strong at not quite 37. If he remains healthy 4000 is within reach.

tiger8mush
09-23-2010, 03:29 PM
started playing MLB at age 27 ... who has the most hits from age 27-on?

FrankWakefield
09-23-2010, 03:37 PM
Pete Rose has the most professional hits, 4256 + 427 = 4683

Ty Cobb is next, 4191 + 211 = 4402

Aaron, 3771 + 324 = 4095


Those three were almost predictable.

4th place is in part due to those nice long PCL seasons, but a fella still had to be able to hit. Jigger Statz 737 + 3356 = 4093

Mr. Musial is 5th, 3630 + 371 = 4001

Speaker and Beckley, two T206 guys, each have 3906, they're tied for 6th

11th is Spencer Harris. 94 + 3617 = 3711
15th, Harry Strohm 0 + 3486 = 3486
17th, Ed Hock, 1 + 3474 = 3475
18th, Willie Mays, 3283 + 179 = 3462.

I think Ichiro has a shot at 3000 major league hits, but not a lock on it. He might get to 4000 professional hits. And I see no way he gets to 4000 major league hits.

barrysloate
09-23-2010, 04:07 PM
Nice numbers Frank.

I believe he is at 2230 major league hits with a week to go in his 10th season. His ten season average is of course 223 hits per year (and will probably be 224 per at season's end). Has anyone ever averaged so many hits over a ten-year span? Maybe Cobb or Hornsby, but nobody else. Wade Boggs also comes to mind.

drdduet
09-23-2010, 04:14 PM
Ichiro is amazing and fun to watch. He is a base hit machine. I can imagine that he's the closest thing to what Keeler was like on the field.

barrysloate
09-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Here are the best ten year totals for five great players, with 10 hits added to Ichiro's to finish out this season:

Suzuki 2240
Hornsby 2085
Rose 2067
Cobb 2003
Boggs 1980

It's not even close!

ethicsprof
09-23-2010, 04:38 PM
ichiro knows where to 'hit 'em where they ain't'.

gotta love that keeler!

best,
barry

t206hound
09-23-2010, 04:42 PM
Has anyone ever averaged so many hits over a ten-year span? Maybe Cobb or Hornsby, but nobody else. Wade Boggs also comes to mind.

I was beaten to the punch... A few others are added below:

Ichiro: 2230+ (2001-2010)
Hornsby: 2085 (1920-1929)
Sisler: 2080 (1919-1928)
Waner: 2074 (1927-1938)
Rose: 2067 (1968-1977)
Musial: 2056 (1943-1952)
Simmons: 2005 (1925-1934)
Cobb: 2003 (1908-1917)

barrysloate
09-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Erick- I should have thought of Sisler, but I wouldn't have guessed Waner.

brickyardkennedy
09-23-2010, 07:59 PM
Developed a real respect for Ichiro, after this:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4329684

He showed a touch of class, that is not much in evidence, today.