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Ichiro's "Milestone"
The Japanese press have a bad habit of combining stats from careers in NPB with careers in MLB. The latest is the countdown to Ichiro's 3,000th hit. Obviously this is impressive, but since it is combining his hits in Japan and hits in MLB, do other posters consider this a milestone? What are your thoughts?
Re: Ichiro's "Milestone"
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Jul 15, 2008 12:28 AM | HAN Fan ]

The U.S. press is slowly starting to incorporate the two sets of stats, but not on a broad scale. The first time I saw this was in one of John Halway's books years ago.

The Seattle press, including the Seattle Mariners' TV and radio, frequently combines Ichiro's NPB and MLB hits totals as well as batting titles, MVPS awards, and All-Star game appearances.
Re: Ichiro's "Milestone"
[ Author: TimMac | Posted: Jul 18, 2008 3:56 AM ]

The Mariners, in the midst of a truly disappointing season, should be doing everything in there power to recognize and promote this truly great accomplishment. 3,000 hits as a professional baseball player is most certainly a milestone that the Mariners, MLB, NPB, and most notably Ichiro should be very proud of.
Re: Ichiro's "Milestone"
[ Author: Kiyoshi | Posted: Jul 29, 2008 1:55 PM | HAN Fan ]

Seattle newspapers, radio, and television are really hyping up the 3,000 hits. Here is the latest in the The News Tribune by Larry Larue entitled "As hit No. 3,000 looms, Ichiro pays attention."

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