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Is Ichiro Suzuki Really The New Hit King?

Published by on April 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Like he has so many times before, Ichiro Suzuki slapped a single through the right side of the infield.  Pretty routine if you think about it…but the historical significance was huge.


With that hit, Ichiro surpassed Isao Harimoto and became the all-time hit leader among Japanese baseball players.


But here’s the big question, how do we look at Ichiro’s 3,086 (1,808 in the states…1,278 in Japan) hits?


When we talk about “great hitters”, do we place him betwe...

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