Ichiro Suzuki is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder who spent the majority of his 17-year career playing in Major League Baseball. With 10 All-Star selections and 10 Gold Glove awards, Ichiro is one of the most accomplished players in the MLB and one of the most decorated international players to ever play in Majors. But, how many career hits does he have?
In his MLB career, Ichiro Suzuki ended up collecting 3,089 career hits, according to the Baseball-Reference database. He made a total of 3,089 hits out of 7,907 at-bats. That puts his career batting average at .394.
If Ichiro’s career in Japan is included, he amassed an additional 1,278 hits. This gives him a total of 4,367 hits. Ichiro spent nine years in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPBL) before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2001. In his time in the NPBL, Ichiro hit .353 and averaged 201 hits per season.
Ichiro’s hits are impressive and his career is a testament to his hard work and skill. He holds numerous records, including:
- Most single-season hits in MLB history: 262 (2004).
- Most single-season combined hits in NPBL and MLB history: 442 (2004).
- Most consecutive 200-hit seasons in MLB history: 10 (2001–2010).
Ichiro also scored 100 runs in 10 consecutive seasons between 2001-2010, the only player in MLB history to do so. In all, Ichiro is one of the best hitters in baseball history.
Ichiro retired from baseball with a career total of 4,367 hits. His career average is .311, with 262 home runs and 1,420 runs batted in. He is one of the best hitters in baseball history and is highly revered in his native Japan.