sizable donation to the efforts in Japan?)...did you know that dude can hit?
Last season, the Seattle Mariners All-Star set the Major League record for reaching the 200 or more hits in ten consecutive seasons.
The only other guy to have put together ten season with 200 or more hits? Hit king Pete Rose. His accomplishment, however, was spread over 24 seasons...Ichiro has done it in ten out of ten seasons.
And if the Mariners superstar leads the Majors in hits (again), it'll be the eighth time he's accomplished that feat. That will, in turn, set another record...breaking a three-way tie with Rose and Ty Cobb.
So, with that in mind...the M's are taking full advantage of the fact that Ichiro can hit (literally) anything that gets thrown over the plate.