From SABR member Mark Aubrey at Baseball Nuggets on August 19, 2015, with mention of SABR member Scott Simkus:
Recently Ichiro Suzuki surpassed Ty Cobb on the hit list. Which hit list? The one where you combine MLB regular season and Japanese League hits. Good for him.
Scott includes the following hits: MLB, MLB Postseason, MiLB, Japanese League, Negro League, Cuban League, Mexican League, Puerto Rican Winter League, Korean League, and other misc appearances.
I decided to update and expand the list. It is a Google Sheet. No additional players have made it to 4,000.
I’ve added a few more players that didn’t make Scott’s list. For whimsy I added a few more names and showed where the hits came from.
Read the full article here: http://baseballnuggets.blogspot.com/2015/08/4000-professional-hit-club.html
Originally published: August 20, 2015. Last Updated: August 20, 2015.