Ichiro and his '4000 hits'

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  1. EndOfLine

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    I know there are not many sports threads here - but this Ichiro and his '4000 hits' story is driving me fucking nuts.

    I think it's fucking ridiculous - all the headlines, 'Ichiro hits #4000!' etc...

    The dude is a hitting machine, and first ballot HOF -- but he does NOT have 4000 hits in MLB. The whole, 'He has 4000 pro hits' - what the fuck?

    Are we going to start adding CFL stats to NFL stats? Or minor league (still pro) stats to MLB stats?

    Fucking NY and your asshole baseball team trying to celebrate a fake highlight. I know baseball is anxious for someone to pass Pete Rose, but this is fucking crazy!

    / carry on.
     
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    What's he saying, Robin?
     
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    When I was 10 years old I hit 94 homers in one year playing stick-ball.
     
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    God damn you TLD! :cuss:
     
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    :jj:

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself. And I felt bad, too, because this is a very well-structured, well-thought-out thread.
     
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    In New York you have 94 homers on your baseball card. Congrats!
     
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    Love that! There are only two players that have reached that milestone in MLB so it is a huge milestone. Only 5 players had 4,000 in the Minors and Majors combined. I am not sure but he has 2,700 mostly off singles which is wild plus in the majors. He hit 4000 off a knuckleballer no less. He.s amazing and he deserves the accolades. I hope he stretches himself for another 1300 more hits and they are all in tge next 27 games!
     
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    Sounds like an angry Red Sox fan to me.
     
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    If he played his entire career in the MLB, he would have surpassed Pete Rose by now.
     
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    "If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas?"
     
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    Bobby Valentine says th Nippon league counts
     
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    So 8 years of a pro career should count for nothing just because it's not the MLB? Unless you think he wouldn't have been doing the business had he been playing MLB 1992-2000 then I think the 4000 is a reasonable claim to make.
     
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    Been getting your opinions from First Take i see..
     
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    I don't know what 'First Take' is - but I'm just about stats remaining meaningful in MLB. It's tainted enough with all the PED use, but to start adding Japan League stats to MLB stats is fucking insanity.
     
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    In MLB stats, correcto.
     
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    Well as long as they're not calling him "4000 mlb hits' or that there's an asterisk or delineation somewhere next to the number then I think it's ok.

    I'd have no problem calling him a '4000 hitter' rather than a '2700 hitter' anyway.
     
  17. Murcielago

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    It is rather ridiculous. The Japanese game continues to evolve, but the pitching there isn't yet at AAA standard and was lower than that in the late 90s. He's a great player, 262 hits in a season is a sick record.
     
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    Well, it's a career milestone for him, even if it isn't with Major League Baseball. I think it was a nice gesture to acknowledge it.
     
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    Anything else Robin?
     
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    Yes!