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Ichiro Suzuki happy to see Pete Rose get
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:04:39 am »
Since coming over from Japan in 2001, there hasn't been much of a debateas to whether or not IchiroSuzukiis or will bebaseball's true "Hit  Men's Texas Rangers Team Scarlet Jersey King," a title that has belonged to Pete Rose for decades.But if you ask Ichiro,he'll tell you that the gap is much smaller than some believe."I was actually happy to see the Hit King get defensive," Suzuki  told ESPN the Magazinein an interview  ."I kind of felt I was accepted. I heard that about five years ago Pete Rose did an interview, and he said that he wished that I could break that record. Obviously, this time around it was a different vibe. Rangers Cool Base Custom Red Jersey "MORE: 3,000-hit club in photosSuzuki was referring to comments made by Rose in mid-June, when Rose said the quality of personnel and the caliber of competition are vastly different from that of Major League Baseball.Suzuki's combined hit totalbetween the Japan Pacific League and Major League Baseball is 4,276, 20 more hits than Rose' major league record. While some would cite the difference in competition levels, the gap  Alex Claudio Jersey in pitching talent and other factors, the 42-year-old Suzuki believes that he's far more Rose' equal than Charlie Hustle is letting on."In the 16 years that I have been here, what I've noticed is that in America, when people feel like a  Elvis Andrus Jersey person is below them, not just in numbers but in general, they will kind of talk you up. But then when you get up to the same level or maybe even higher, they get in attack mode; they are maybe not as supportive. I kind of felt that this time."Ichiro does make a compelling case with his somewhatoptimistic point of view. Perhaps Rose feels threatened of being surpa sed in the minds of baseball fans and analysts alike, considering his lifetime MLB ban and his lack of induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.In any case, Ichiro is knocking on the door of the 3,000 hit club,  Jackie Robinson Jersey and the title of Hit King could be next, whether or not Rose likes it.