On This Day In Baseball History: September 29, 2001

Ichiro Suzuki

 

Seattle Mariners rookie sensation Ichiro Suzuki collects his 234th hit of the season passing Shoeless Joe Jackson for most hits by a rookie. The hit also ties and he would later pass Wade Boggs record, set in 1985, for most singles in a season, 187. Ichiro would finish his inaugural campaign with an AL league leading 242 hits. He would also be the first players since Fred Lynn in 1975 to win both the Rookie of the Year and the MVP awards.

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