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Ichiro Banishes Seattle’s Bad Season To The Land Of Wind And Ghosts, Reaches 200 Hits

Even more impressive. This is the 10th consecutive season Ichiro has reached the 200-hit benchmark, becoming the first player in major league history to ever reach such a remarkable achievement.

Ichiro, humble as always, on his impressive accomplishment (via Reuters):

“My team mates all celebrated for me so I realized it would be okay to be happy about the record,” said the 36-year-old, who tipped his cap to the crowd as he received a standing ovation.

“It hasn’t been easy to achieve but it kind of feels a bit strange because I didn’t set the record as a target this season.

“I have several options when I face pitches despite being in an era when pitchers are supposed to have the advantage,” Ichiro told reporters. “Those options add depth to my batting.

Clearly, Ichiro is disrespectful to pitchers who do not bring their “A” game.  Can you see that he is serious? Now out of my way, all of you. This is no place for loafers, et cetera, et cetera.

Yes, I know. Mr. Sparkle references are so…played. Come on, it’s Friday. Give me a break.

Ichiro first to 200 hits in 10 straight years [Reuters]