7.30.2007

And I Got Mad Hits Like I Was Rod Carew


Seattle Mariners All-Star center fielder Ichiro Suzuki became the third-quickest player in big league history to reach 1,500 hits after he singled in the second inning Sunday off Oakland Athletics' starter Lenny DiNardo.

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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9 comments:

Jason said...

You can not argue with that logic.

(And are the Sure Shot references going to be a monthly feature now?)

Sooze said...

What better way to describe a hitting milestone than with BBoys lyrics?

TwinsGoddess said...

"Unless I get to 1,500, I can't get 1,501. So in that sense, all numbers are important to me."

Dude. That's deep.

Anonymous said...

What better way to describe a hitting milestone than with BBoys lyrics?

Well, I, Stu, was going to say Duran Duran lyrics, but really, none of them work. "You're about as easy as a nuclear war?" No. "I'm on the hunt/I'm after you?" No. "Her name is Rio/And she dances on the sand?" Well, maybe, if you squint hard enough.

marea said...

Ichiro is so profound.
I wonder.. what might he say about 1,502?
He could start a new kind of philosphy or religion.

Sooze said...

the Tao of Ichiro?

Megs said...

The is a magnificent accomplishment! To think, only two other people in the history of the game have done this faster. Pretty incredible.

Plus, the Tao of Ichiro? I like that. Put it on a calendar.

marea said...

EXACTLY.

Bassmaster said...

A Beastie Boys lyric in the title. This is why I love you babes.

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