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savafan
07-28-2008, 07:05 PM
There's been talk lately of Ichiro's upcoming 3000th professional hit (combining Japanese stats and MLB stats). Should we be celebrating this accomplishment the same as MLB players reaching 3000th hits?

Red in Chicago
07-28-2008, 07:13 PM
Personally, I couldn't care less about his stats outside of MLB.

Spitball
07-28-2008, 07:15 PM
Not unless he gives his Rookie of the Year trophy back.

jojo
07-28-2008, 07:52 PM
There's been talk lately of Ichiro's upcoming 3000th professional hit (combining Japanese stats and MLB stats). Should we be celebrating this accomplishment the same as MLB players reaching 3000th hits?

Sure. In fact, I think the ORG should celebrate by each member buying me a beer.

Seriously, celebrating his 3000th hit is kind of like counting a player's production in college toward his career totals.

KronoRed
07-28-2008, 08:23 PM
Nope, MLB Is MLB, do we start counting stats from the Mexican leagues? :D

Raisor
07-28-2008, 08:25 PM
Of course they'll celebrate this in Seattle. What else do they have to celebrate right now?

savafan
07-28-2008, 08:26 PM
Of course they'll celebrate this in Seattle. What else do they have to celebrate right now?

First team to lose 100 games with a payroll over $100 million. That's quite a feat!

Will M
07-28-2008, 08:52 PM
absolutely.

does anyone doubt that he would have gotten 3000 hits playing his whole career in the USA? heck, he still might get 3000 hits in MLB. if he had been born in the USA he might have beaten Rose's record for all time hits.

jojo
07-28-2008, 09:44 PM
Of course they'll celebrate this in Seattle. What else do they have to celebrate right now?

Are you kidding? Bavasi was fired.....I'm still hung over from that news.... :cool:

Raisor
07-28-2008, 09:45 PM
Are you kidding? Bavasi was fired.....I'm still hung over from that news.... :cool:

ok, you got me there.

AtomicDumpling
07-28-2008, 10:58 PM
Ichiro only has 1720 hits in the major leagues -- and 1400 of them are singles. It is a big ole "Who cares?" as far as I am concerned.

George Anderson
07-28-2008, 11:37 PM
Only if Josh Gibson and his 800 HR's in the Negro Leagues can be added into the mix.

I don't think Barry would be to happy!!

Team Clark
07-29-2008, 12:18 AM
Sure. Why not? No one will notice outside of Seattle.

jojo
07-29-2008, 07:33 AM
Ichiro only has 1720 hits in the major leagues -- and 1400 of them are singles. It is a big ole "Who cares?" as far as I am concerned.

Ya. It's kind of like how no one outside of Hamilton county cares about Pete Rose.

Will M
07-29-2008, 08:48 AM
Only if Josh Gibson and his 800 HR's in the Negro Leagues can be added into the mix.

I don't think Barry would be to happy!!

i don't think anyone is saying that the japanese or negro league stats should be added to MLB stats. but a lot of people act like these leagues are/were the minors. as i said Ichiro could have broken Pete's record if he played his whole career in MLB.

durl
07-29-2008, 11:43 AM
Not unless he gives his Rookie of the Year trophy back.

Bingo! You can't have it both ways.

Raisor
07-29-2008, 01:08 PM
Bingo! You can't have it both ways.

Except they aren't asking to make it an "official" mlb record.

It'll probably go up on the board as "Ichiro now has 3000 career hits between Japan and MLB".

Unassisted
07-29-2008, 01:17 PM
Is it possible that he will break Pete's hit total across the two leagues?

durl
07-29-2008, 01:20 PM
Except they aren't asking to make it an "official" mlb record.

It'll probably go up on the board as "Ichiro now has 3000 career hits between Japan and MLB".

I have no problem pointing out his combined hit total. I just don't think it should go into the MLB record as his 3000th career hit.

Raisor
07-29-2008, 01:26 PM
I have no problem pointing out his combined hit total. I just don't think it should go into the MLB record as his 3000th career hit.

It's not going to.

jojo
07-29-2008, 03:22 PM
Personally, while I'm against counting his stats from Japan, I think all of Ichiro's hits in Safeco should count double-not because Safeco suppresses the offense of lefties (because it really doesn't per se) but just because.

oneupper
07-29-2008, 03:36 PM
Ichiro seems like a really nice fellow.
A celebration for this guy seems like a good idea, whatever the reason.
...and we can all have a beer to his health.
:beerme:

jojo
07-29-2008, 03:49 PM
"No one can deny his 4,000-plus hits. The gambling thing is something different. ... On the front of his Hall of Fame plaque they should put all of his records and amazing feats. When you flip it over, it should say, 'He gambled on baseball.' But I would vote for him."-Ichiro on Pete Rose

jojo
07-29-2008, 03:51 PM
"Personally, I don't like the term 'success.' It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing. It's usually someone else's definition, not yours."-Ichiro

jojo
07-29-2008, 03:52 PM
"To tell the truth, I'm not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying I'm excited going to Cleveland, I'd punch myself in the face, because I'm lying."-Ichiro on playing in Cleveland

oneupper
07-29-2008, 03:57 PM
"To tell the truth, I'm not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying I'm excited going to Cleveland, I'd punch myself in the face, because I'm lying."-Ichiro on playing in Cleveland

LOL Now I like the guy even more. :D

RedEye
07-29-2008, 06:29 PM
Here's another one of my favorites:


"I'm told I either look bigger than I do on television or that I look smaller than I look on television. No one seems to think I look the same size."


IMO, Ichiro is like the modern equivalent of Yogi Berra. He's got some real gem quotes out there!

As far as the 3,000 hits are concerned, I think it should absolutely be celebrated. Not put in the record books, but celebrated. This guy might just be the most important international baseball player ever.

gonelong
07-29-2008, 08:07 PM
Celebrate. Most people don't celebrate enough.

GL

RFS62
07-29-2008, 08:13 PM
Celebrate. Most people don't celebrate enough.

GL


Exactly.

Highlifeman21
07-29-2008, 10:53 PM
All I know is that everyone is still chasing Oh's HR record...

When Ichiro finally hangs 'em up, will he have replaced Pete Rose's record?

RFS62
07-29-2008, 11:41 PM
He's a tremendous baseball player. A consummate stylist.

He should be celebrated.

redsrule2500
07-30-2008, 01:04 AM
Outside of MLB? Not even close to thinking it should be celebrated. That's like celebrating minor league numbers and major league numbers added together. Laughable.

WebScorpion
07-30-2008, 02:28 PM
The funniest part of all the quotes is that he has a translator; So does he really just have a very funny translator, or is he that witty in his own language? :confused: