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Chasing History: 9 Consecutive Seasons with 200 Hits

Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro salutes the crowd after his 200th hit of the season on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Ichiro passes Keeler to set 200-hit history

After notching hit No. 199 in Game 1 of the Mariners' doubleheader against the Rangers on Sunday, Ichiro connected on an infield single against Derek Holland in the second inning of Game 2 for his ninth consecutive 200-hit season, breaking Willie Keeler's record. Full story >

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Baseball wowed by Ichiro's feat
Ichiro's nine consecutive 200-hit seasons have not gone unnoticed around the baseball community, as some very talented hitters looked in awe upon his accomplishments. Full story >

Japan celebrates Ichiro's record
Ichiro Suzuki's latest record-setting moment stirred up a new wave of national pride in his native country, as Japanese peers and fans alike saluted the baseball icon of two hemispheres. Full story >

Ichiro makes it look easy; it's not
When Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki collects hit No. 200 this season, he will be the first Major Leaguer ever to collect 200 hits for nine straight seasons and it will be only the 470th time a player has had 200 hits in a single season since 1900. Full story >

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Most 200-hit seasons
Rank -- Player Hits Leaders
1. P. Rose 10
2. T. Cobb 9
2. Ichiro 9
4. L. Gehrig 8
4. P. Waner 8
6. W. Boggs 7
6. C. Gehringer 7
6. R. Hornsby 7
Active batting avg. leaders
Rank --Player Batting Avg. Leaders
1. A. Pujols .334
2. Ichiro .333
3. T. Helton .328
4. V. Guerrero .322
5. M. Holliday .319
6. D. Jeter .317
7. M. Ramirez .314
8. M. Cabrera .313
Active Steals Leaders
Rank - Player Stolen base Leaders
1. J. Pierre 454
2. O. Vizquel 389
3. J. Damon 372
4. C. Crawford 357
5. L. Castillo 357
6. B. Abreu 346
7. Ichiro 339
8. J. Rollins 320
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