Ichiro gets hit #2500

by Bill Chuck on June 20, 2012

Baseball loves the round numbers and in honor of that, we salute Ichiro Suzuki who last night picked up hit #2500. Finding positives about Ichiro are getting harder to find, but last night in the Mariners 12-9 10-inning victory over the Diamondbacks, Ichiro had two doubles, two singles, a sac fly, two RBI and two runs scored.

Ichiro entered the game with a .282 on-base percentage and left the game boosting it to .290, to go along with his .265 batting average.

It was Ichiro’s 48th game with at least four-hits.

Here are the leaders in 4+ hit games since 1918:

Rk Player #Matching
1 Pete Rose 73
2 Stan Musial 67
3 Paul Molitor 62
4 Wade Boggs 62
5 Paul Waner 61
6 George Brett 61
7 George Sisler 60
8 Al Simmons 60
9 Heinie Manush 59
10 Charlie Gehringer 58
11 Rod Carew 58
12 Sam Rice 55
13 Lou Gehrig 53
14 Joe Medwick 51
15 Harry Heilmann 50
16 Hank Aaron 49
17 Ichiro Suzuki 48
18 Bill Terry 47
19 Kirby Puckett 47
20 Roberto Clemente 47
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/20/2012.

 

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Big Mitch June 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Well that explains one of the great unanswered questions in the history of sports (or as Willard would say: “sport”). Namely, why is Heinie Manush in the Hall of Fame?

Bill Chuck June 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

He also deserves to be in the Hall of Great Names

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