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Ichiro 4000 Hits RT

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    7 away . When it happens, will the accomplishment be on same plane as Rose and Cobb
    4000 hits?
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It's a remarkable accomplishment, but no. It's been pretty well-established that the Japanese leagues are about equivalent to Double-A or Triple-A. If you're going to say Ichiro has 4,000 hits, you might as well add the minor league totals for everyone else to their career total. And if that's the case, Derek Jeter (3,308 hits in the majors, 551 in the minors) is also closing in on 4,000.
  3. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Great point!
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Not even, except in Japan. It's like when UConn's women "broke" UCLA's men's record. If you were to merge the record book, it's something. But they're not.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    Fuck all y'all.
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  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Seems like The Yankees want to make a big deal about it to sell tickets.
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Pete Rose had 427 hits in the minors. Ty Cobb had 166 documented, plus probably a few more because he was in an independent league briefly. Edgar Martinez had 692, which would put him at 2,939 for his career.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    It's worthy of comment, but it's not "4,000 hits."
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Baseball-Reference has a list that that appears to only include retired players but tallies up most hits across the majors, Japan and the minors: http://bit.ly/18qIWpH
  11. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    while we're at it, didn't Josh Gibson hit about 900 career homers?
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I rolled a total of 4,011 hits for players in my Strat-o-Matic days.
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