Thanks for the Memories Ichiro
Ichiro switched clubhouses last night after being traded from the Mariners to the Yankees. #51 had a legendary career for the Mariners, appearing in 1,844 games for the Mariners from 2001-2012. Whether it was his 10 consecutive All-Star appearances, the 200-hit seasons or multiple gold gloves, Ichiro put up some amazing numbers as a Mariner, and for that, we salute your career and wish you the best of luck with the Yankees.
Here is a look at some of the historical achievements during his career…
- Recorded 10 consecutive seasons being named an All-Star, winning a Gold Glove and recording 200 hits from 2001-2010.
- Collected 200 or more hits in each of his first 10 seasons, extending Major League record (previous record was eight by Willie Keller from 1895-01)…is tied with Pete Rose for most 200-hit seasons in a career.
- Hit 37 leadoff home runs as a Mariner, most in club history, and 6th-most in Major League history.
- Mariners all-time leader in hits (2,533), batting average (.322), at-bats (7,858), triples (79) and stolen bases (438).
- Won the American League batting title in 2001 and 2004, and was named the 2001 AL MVP and Rookie of the Year.
- Set a Major League record with 262 hits in 2004, breaking the previous record of 257 set by George Sisler in 1920.
- Led the Major Leagues in hits 7 times (2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), joining Ty Cobb (7) and Pete Rose (7) as the only players to lead in hits seven times during a career.
- Led the decade of the 2000s in base hits with 2,030 despite not playing the first year of the decade (2000; third-most during a decade since 1900), trailing Rogers Hornsby (2,085 in the 1920s) and Pete Rose (2,045 in the 1970s).
- Missed only 35 games in 11 seasons with Seattle (1,844 of 1,879); started 1,828 of those games.
- Recorded 40 single-season hitting streaks of at least 10 games.
- Was a 10-time All-Star (2001-10 and named the 2007 ASG MVP after hitting the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star history.