We saw what Ichiro's record meant Friday night.
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We saw the tremendous relief in his face when he broke the mark. We saw Melvin lead a charge of Mariners players out of the dugout to surround their teammate in his moment of triumph. We saw the sincerity in Ichiro's eyes as he ran over to shake hands with Frances Sisler Drochelman, the year-old daughter of former record holder George Sisler, and four other Sisler grandchildren.
The respect was returned from a family proud to pass on one of baseball's longest-standing and nearly forgotten records. He played every minute to the hilt. And I think that part of Ichiro is something he would have loved. The man is dedicated to the game and is a hard-working person and I think it would have made him proud that that type of person broke his record.
The Sisler family understood what this moment meant.
They've known the pride of owning a piece of baseball history for 84 years. Now Ichiro inherits that position atop the greats of the game. It's something he can cherish forever. And so can Seattle sports fans who found another reason to appreciate Ichiro and the art of hitting. In other words, he wonders, too. And there's another reason to look forward to Mariners' seasons for years to come.
Greg Johns is a columnist for the King County Journal. He can be reached at gjohns juno.
Because of Ichiro Suzuki's incredible ability to hit a baseball, one of the game's forgotten greats is being remembered. For that, Dave Sisler and his family are deeply appreciative. People are talking again about his father, the late George Sisler, whose hits in When it came time to Back in the s when the Mariners were dying for fans, they used to have a promotion called Singles Night at the Kingdome.
And that was before Ichiro Suzuki came along. Now it's singles night every game for the M's and it's time Suzuki had two Louis' George Sisler strikes a batting pose in this September photo, the year he had a record hits.
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Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki is three hits away from tying Sisler's year-old record. AP file photo George Sisler competed in an era when players rode More Reading Ichiro reviving the ghost of Sisler Sep 26th, Because of Ichiro Suzuki's incredible ability to hit a baseball, one of the game's forgotten greats is being remembered.
Hats off to Ichiro for single-most amazing season in M's history Sep 24th, Back in the s when the Mariners were dying for fans, they used to have a promotion called Singles Night at the Kingdome. Ichiro, Sisler: hit men from different eras Sep 29th, St.
The Baseball Hall of Fame elected Sisler in by Also in by , editors at the " The Sporting News "' named Sisler the 33rd best player on their list of " Baseball's Greatest Players ". Yarmouth : DeLorme , , p. ISBN Louis Browns in He signed as a free agent after the minor league contract he had signed as a minor four years earlier, and which the Pittsburgh Pirates had purchased, was declared void.
The following year he switched to first base; like Babe Ruth , he was too good a hitter to be limited to hitting once every four days. He posted a record of with a 2.
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In Sisler not only played every inning of each game, but stole 42 bases second in the American League , collected hits for an average of. In breaking Cobb's record for hits in a single season, Sisler established a mark which stood until Ichiro Suzuki broke the record with hits in Suzuki, however, collected his hits over games during the modern game season as opposed to in Sisler's era. Sisler did even better in , hitting safely in 41 consecutive games - an American League record that stood until Joe DiMaggio broke it in He was chosen as the AL's Most Valuable Player that year, the first year an official league award was given.
One of the rare first basemen who were also a threat on the basepaths, Sisler stole over 25 bases in every year from to , peaking with 51 the last year and leading the league three times; he also scored an AL-best runs, and hit 18 triples for the third year in a row.
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In , however, a severe attack of sinusitis caused him to see double, forcing him to miss the entire season. While Sisler continued to hit over. Even so, he continued to hit over. In the St. After batting. He accumulated a.