Ichiro homers off Clemens for 200th hit of 2007 season

Updated: September 3, 2007, 2:29 PM ET
Associated Press

200 Hits

Ichiro Suzuki is the eighth player in baseball history to collect 200 hits in seven or more seasons. The list:

Name No.
Pete Rose 10
Ty Cobb 9
Lou Gehrig 8
Paul Waner 8
Wade Boggs 7
Charlie Gehringer 7
Rogers Hornsby 7
Ichiro Suzuki 7
NEW YORK -- Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki homered off Yankees starter Roger Clemens on Monday to reach 200 hits for the seventh consecutive season, tying the AL record.

Suzuki singled in the first and homered on a 2-0 pitch to right-center in the third to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead. It was Suzuki's sixth homer of the year and extended his own major league record for consecutive 200-hit seasons to begin a career to seven.

The major league record for consecutive 200-hit seasons is eight by Willie Keeler (1894-01). Suzuki matched the AL mark held by Wade Boggs (1983-89).

Suzuki entered the day leading the majors in hits.


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