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Ichiro: Closing In On 3000 Hits

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On Thursday night against the St Louis Cardinals, Ichiro Suzuki was 1 for 1, with a double and more importantly, the Miami Marlins outfielder moved within two hits of 3000 for his amazing career.

Suzuki started his American baseball career in 2001 with the Seattle Mariners and for ten straight seasons he recorded at least 200 hits, with the high being 262 in 2004.

In 2011, he failed to reach 200 finishing with 184 with the Mariners. Then in 2012, he played 95 games before being traded to the New York Yankees, where he spent the next two and a half seasons. During his time in New York and with age and time quickly catching up with him, Suzuki managed to accumulate 311 hits with the Bronx Bombers.

In 2015, he signed a Free Agent contract with the Marlins and that summer he recorded 91 hits bringing his total to 2935, just 65 hits away from joining the infamous 3000-hit Club.

The Marlins are home on Friday night against the Cardinals and if Suzuki is in the lineup, he will be facing right hander Mike Leake, whom he has one hit against in his career. But can this be the night when he records two more and adds another hardware to his amazing run?, we will all soon see.

 

David Conde

David Conde

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