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Thread: Ichiro Suzuki vs Pete Rose

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    Ichiro Suzuki vs Pete Rose

    Argument:

    Do you think Ichiro would've surpassed Pete Rose if he started his career in the MLB?

    Pete Rose: Total games: 3,562 Life average .303 Hits 4,256

    Ichiro Suzuki: Total games: 1,461 Average: .333 Hits 2082

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    Quote Originally Posted by 82nd Airborne View Post
    Argument:

    Do you think Ichiro would've surpassed Pete Rose if he started his career in the MLB?

    Pete Rose: Total games: 3,562 Life average .303 Hits 4,256

    Ichiro Suzuki: Total games: 1,461 Average: .333 Hits 2082
    If he didn't get hurt, sure. But Pete Rose's record comes partially from being a great hitter, and partially of just insane longevity (partially, at the end, due to his job of manager of his own team)

    17 seasons of 150+ games (not including 2 seasons where he played 148 and 149 games)

    20 seasons of 130+ games

    He has played in 250 more games, has had almost 2,000 more plate appearances, and had almost 1,700 more at bats than any other player in baseball history.

    He played in 620 games after his last season where he had a OPS+ above 100. I don't think teams are willing to do that anymore. I don't see guys like Jeter or Ichiro hanging around 5 years after their last average season.
    Last edited by Batmans A Scientist; 05-15-2010 at 07:53 PM.

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    He'd probably be past 3500 hits this year. I don't think there's any question if he stayed healthy and played until he was 45, he'd pass Rose.

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