Baseball Crank
"It gets late early around here." - Yogi Berra
May 2, 2001

Originally posted 5/2/01 on the Boston Sports Guy website

Through Tuesday's action, Ichiro Suzuki was on a pace to hit 212 singles, which would break the major league record of 206 set by Wee Willie Keeler in 1898 and shatter the AL record of 185 set by Wade Boggs in 1985. Yeah, it's early to be doing paces (Kazu Sasaki isn't going to save 84 games), but we are getting a good look now at what kind of player Ichiro is. Like it or not, the answer is: a throwback.

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