Monday, September 14, 2009

More Ichiro Greatness

The great Ichiro strikes again.

Last night, he became the first player ever to have nine consecutive 200 hit seasons. The old record holder was Hall of Famer Wee Willie Keeler, who did this between 1894 and 1901. Second on the list is Wade Boggs. Again, anyone who thinks Ichiro is not a hall of famer is insane. He's in elite company. He may or may not get to 3000 hits, but if he doesn't, the only reason is because he played in Japan for so long before coming over to the U.S. Statisticians have projected that if Ichiro started in the U.S. when he was young, he'd likely threaten Pete Rose's all-time record. And that's without sucking for years but putting himself in the game because he was managing as well as playing.

Anyway, I know my posts lack in Ichiro-worship, so I thought I'd try to make up for it a little.