Category: Record Setters

Ichiro Suzuki makes history, breaking the major league record for hits in a single season

Ichiro Suzuki, with the second of his two singles, a ground ball through the box, makes history, breaking the major league record for hits in a single season. The third-inning historic safety by the Mariner outfielder from Japan surpasses George Sisler’s 84 year-old mark of 257 hits established in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns. He will finish the season with 262 hits.

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Rockies tie NL record scoring in 14 straight innings

Larry Walker hits a two-out home run in the 1st inning as the Colorado Rockies tie a National League record by scoring in 14 consecutive innings. The Rockies will not score again and lose to Philadelphia 8-1. The mark was established by the 1894 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1949 New York Giants. The major league mark is 17 set by the Boston Americans in 1903.

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