Sports Should Ichiro Suzuki's Japanese league hits count & make him all time hit king?

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    SAN DIEGO -- Ichiro Suzuki doubled in the ninth inning Wednesday off San Diego Padres reliever Fernando Rodney for his 4,257th hit spanning the Japanese and North American major leagues, surpassing Pete Rose's record total in Major League Baseball.

    Rose, the former Cincinnati Reds star, said earlier this week that he didn't consider Suzuki's totals an equal.

    "It sounds like in Japan they're trying to make me the Hit Queen," Rose told USA Today Sports. "I'm not trying to take anything away from Ichiro -- he's had a Hall of Fame career -- but the next thing you know, they'll be counting his high school hits.


    I'm with Pete Rose on this one. Fuck the Japanese League career.
     
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    Hell no, it shouldn't count
     
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    No, it's fucking retarded how MLB is pushing this as a story.

    They hate Pete so much, though - it's fucking ridiculous.

    The minors in MLB is also 'Pro', and Pete has over 400 hits in the minors they decided didn't need to be included... so Ichiro isn't really the MLB 'pro' hits leader anyway.

    Dummies.
     
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    I want to say YES but only because it will make Pete go nuts. But the answer is NO.
     
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    Big Ichiro fan, but nah.

    MLB records are for MLB stats.
     
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    :no:
     
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    Would be awesome to see his giant head pop if they acknowledge it as a legit record.
     
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    Fuck to the no. It's a different league. And I'm not saying that to defend Pete Rose because I'm REALLY tired of him bitching about the other kids in the sandbox trying to steal his dumptruck. Fuck that guy. But in an effort to keep MLB just MLB, let's count his MLB hits. And if we do that, God damn...he's gonna have 3000 in the next few weeks. It's pretty damn cool that he was able to dominate 2 leagues like that. Amazing accomplishment but that's where the conversation ends. MLB hits are MLB hits, Japan hits are Japan hits.
     
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    why not count little league hits too
     
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    Japan's league is a half-step above AAA.

    MLB retirees go there and are still competitive, should their stats count as well?
     
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    No way - MLB pitchers are much more difficult to hit. Does MLB consider Sadaharu Oh's 868 home runs as the record? No.
     
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    no, and no one else thinks so either.
     
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    fuck no.
     
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    Sure count every hit you can, but then Ike Turner would be the hit king.
     
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    I agree but it is amazing Ichiro went from 0 to 3,000 MLB hits late in his career good for him
     
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    Top notch defense with a fucking Howitzer for an arm, too:grad:
     
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