Ichiro Suzuki's 4,000 hits

Enjoying the harvest: A baseball player sprouted from seeds sown far away

Updated: August 27, 2013, 1:52 AM ET
By Gary Hoenig | ESPN.com

We all got a timeout from the circus this past week, if we wanted one. There's the amazing Rex Ryan QB juggling act, and the ever-present Alex Rodriguez drama, and over there in Ring 3, the chilling Aaron Hernandez murder indictment. But you also might have noticed that the wonder that is Ichiro Suzuki has surpassed 4,000 hits combined in his bi-national career.

The number alone is worthy of note in the stats-sated world of baseball. Only two others have reached it, both legendary as players ...

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