12:38 PM EDT, Mon June 27, 2016

Cubs drop fifth game in last six with loss to Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ground ball toward the left side of the infield, then hustled down the line to first just in case
Plain Dealer Jun 19, 2016
Ichiro dazzles, but Pete Rose is still MLB's Hit King: Rant of the week

Ichiro dazzles, but Pete Rose is still MLB's Hit King: Rant of the week

Last week Ichiro Suzuki passed Pete Rose's total of 4,256 hits, but the fact that 1,278 of them were recorded in Japan means Rose is still MLB's true Hit King.
New York Post Jun 18, 2016

Can furious late pushes boost these 5 stars into Hall of Fame?

Peyton Manning did not need that second Super Bowl victory to solidify his Hall of Fame credentials. What was provided was an upgrade for his plaque — two-time champion rather than one. Ichiro Suzuki similarly has the bonus now to add all-time pro hit king and soon 3,000-hit man to his plaque. But Ichiro had...
Fish@Bat Jun 18, 2016

He is 2 years younger than Ichiro https://t.co/OBfCkIffxF

He is 2 years younger than Ichiro twitter.com/marlinspark/st…

Twins send lifelong Yankee fan to the mound vs. New York tonight

The Twins' Pat Dean grew up cheering for the team he'll try to shut down tonight at Target Field in the second game of four-game series.
‘Hit King’ or not, Ichiro belongs in the All-Star Game this year

‘Hit King’ or not, Ichiro belongs in the All-Star Game this year

As Ichiro closes in on 3,000 career MLB hits after surpassing Pete Rose’s total when including his Japanese totals, the case for him being included in the All-Star Game in San Diego should be a no-brainer.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 17, 2016

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka opens up on year with Ichiro Suzuki, baseball's new hit king

Japanese righty wasn't close friends with superstar countryman during their one season as Yankees teammates.
Red Reporter Jun 17, 2016

This Week in JPEGs

The Super 70s Last week’s winner was Joey Votto’s Awe-Inspiring Hands. This week, our theme is The Super 70s. No real preface this time. Let’s just get on with it. The New Hit King The entirety of baseball internet was heaving over the landmark accomplishment of the Indomitable Ichiro. On Wednesday, he smacked his 4,257th professional base hit, making him the new and undisputed Hit King. Pete Rose, who was a superstar way back in the 1970s and has only seen his acclaim appreciate in his old age, was graceful and elegant in his passing of the crown....

Game 2016.65: Tigers at Royals

What do you guys think about the Ichiro hits record? Doesn’t move the needle for me. He’s a HoFer for sure, but I feel that MLB records trump all. Tigers in KC for four, our re-remerging ace Justin Verlander is on the hill tonight. Baseball-Reference game preview here. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Jose Iglesias, […]
Red Reporter Jun 16, 2016

Pete Rose, Ichiro, and yelling at clouds

Numbers are, as always, what you want them to be. When Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born in 1886, the Worcester Ruby Legs had just folded, the Detroit Wolverines were on their last legs as a franchise, and baseball pitchers had been allowed to throw overhanded for all of two years. Cobb, that notorious asshole, made his National League debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1905, at which point he played in no fewer than two ballparks that would burn the hell down during the course of his career, all while the New York Yankees still went by the New York Highlanders. Baseball, you see, has been around...
Fish Chunks Jun 16, 2016


Ichiro passes Pete Rose, as Samson eats sushi in Germany... http://my.xfinity.com/articles/sports-mlb/20160616/20160616003054219606308/
CSN New England Jun 16, 2016

Did Bill Walton sleep in front of Larry Bird's house the night of the 1986 championship?

The Boston Globes Dan Shaughnessy tells a story of how Bill Walton showed up at Larry Birds house very late at night to try and get him to celebrate some more. Bird wasnt having it, and then supposedly found Walton the next morning on his doorstep.

Ichiro surpasses Pete Rose hit totals with 4,257 —and an asterisk

With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose’s record Major League Baseball total.
Gaslamp Ball Jun 16, 2016

Padres 6, Marlins 3: Ichiro makes history, but Friars win

You’re not seeing things. The Padres won the last game in a series today, though most outlets will be more focused on Ichiro Suzuki’s historic accomplishment. Those writers will gloss over Luis Perdomo’s quality start and Melvin Upton’s 3-for-3 2-RBI day. The Padres fell behind right away, with the Marlins hitting three straight singles to score Ichiro. But Upton tied it up in the second inning by hitting his ninth bomb of the year into the Sun Diego Beach. Miami took the lead back in the fourth inning by making Perdomo pay for a mistake. After beaning Marcell Ozuna, the Padres...
CSN New England Jun 15, 2016

SNC Update: Sox beat Orioles

Tom Giles checks in with Hanley Ramirez reaction to his mammoth home run, plus Ichiro becomes the all-time hit leader (sort of).

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