|09-26-2004, 10:46 PM||#1|
Persona Non Grata
Join Date: Jan 2003
I can't believe that we haven't had a thread on this yet, but better late than never.
With a week to go in the season, Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners is only 7 hits away from breaking the major league record for hits in a single season.
Now I know that MLB has done all they can to condition people to overlook hitting milestones unless they're home run records (according to the powers that be in MLB, all fans care about are high scoring games and lots of home runs), but I find this to be simply amazing.
George Sisler set the record of 257 hits in a season back in 1920. That's 84 years ago, so long ago that a Red Sox World Series parade was still semi-fresh in peoples minds. Ichiro is at 251 with 7 games remaining.
Now here's a guy going for a record that I can root for. Got get 'em Ichiro.