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Ichiro Reaches 4,000 Hits

On the brink of his 4,000th career hit, Ichiro Suzuki wasted no time Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, slapping a line drive into left field (in typical Ichiro fashion) in his first at-bat to achieve the milestone.

There are very few moments that elicit a response like this, and very few players are deserving of such an honor as Ichiro.

He’s slowed down some from his 200-hit seasons, but he still plays at a high enough level to wonder just how far the future Hall of Famer can take it.

On the brink of his 4,000th career hit, Ichiro Suzuki wasted no time Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, slapping a line drive into left field (in typical Ichiro fashion) in his first at-bat to achieve the milestone.

There are very few moments that elicit a response like this, and very few players are deserving of such an honor as Ichiro.

He’s slowed down some from his 200-hit seasons, but he still plays at a high enough level to wonder just how far the future Hall of Famer can take it.