Sometime soon the Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki will collect his 4,000th hit in professional baseball. He got 1,278 hits in the Japanese Pacific League and had 2,719 in Major League Baseball entering Tuesday's doubleheader 

Pete Rose and Ty Cobb are the only two players in MLB with 4000 hits.

Except unlike those who sullied baseball's statistical pool, there is little doubt over the authenticity of Ichiro Suzuki's achievement: 4,000 professional hits over a 21-year career. It's just that some (1,278) of those hits came in Japan's Nippon

Only two players in the history of the game have recorded 4000 major league hits. Ichiro Suzuki joined that list Wednesday.

COMMENTARY | New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined elite company when he achieved the 4,000th hit of his professional career. If you are keeping score at home, that's 2,722 hits in Major League Baseball combined with his 1,278 hits during