Ichiro Suzuki has slapped out 200 or more hits each year since he joined the Seattle Mariners in 2001, but his streak is in danger. He went 2-for-4 tonight against Kansas City, bringing his total to 161 (as best as I can tell from MLB.com). That means he’s going to need a lot more two-hit […]Read More Can Ichiro reach 200 hits again?
For a nation settled by immigrants from all points of the compass, Americans have a notoriously narrow view of the world. That manifests itself in many ways, from our indifference to bilingualism to our widespread shunning of soccer or what the rest of the world calls “football.” Most American baseball fans at least know the […]Read More Iconic baseball caps: Yomiuri Giants (and dreams of a true world series)
A tip of the cap and a deep bow to the honorable Ichiro Suzuki, who struck his 2,000th major-league hit this afternoon in Oakland. Those hits came after the 1,278 hits he had playing in Japan before crossing the Pacific to play for the Mariners. Ichiro’s accomplishments are remarkable. Statistically, he’s one of the greatest […]Read More Ichiro gets his 2,000th MLB hit
While not wearing a cap, Prince Fielder won the Home Run Derby tonight in St. Louis on the eve of the All-Star Game. In fact, several sluggers went capless in taking their hacks at Busch Stadium, and maybe that’s just as well. I was not keen on either of the league’s cap and jersey styles. […]Read More Capping off the Home Run Derby