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    Ichiro Suzuki Becomes New Global Hit King

    It’s an intercontinental milestone. The Miami Marlins veteran smacked a ninth-inning double to reach 4,257 career hits with his combined MLB and Pacific League stats, topping Pete Rose’s record. But former Cincinnati Reds star Rose said he deserved to keep his crown because the Japanese league is inferior, though he praised Suzuki as a sure Hall of Famer. Suzuki, 42, said the combined-stats crown was “a weird situation” and not a goal. The outfielder is now just 21 shy of becoming the 30th player with 3,000 MLB hits.

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