And I Got Mad Hits Like I Was Rod Carew
The feat took him just 1,060 games to accomplish with Al Simmons and George Sisler reaching the mark in less time at 1,048 and 1,040 games, respectively. Ty Cobb comes in fourth at 1,070 contests.
Ichiro drops this bomb of wisdom on us:
"Unless I get to 1,500, I can't get 1,501. So in that sense, all numbers are important to me."
[Baseball, The Greatest Pastime]
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