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Re: Ichiro 3000?

Postby Tavish » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:00 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
slomo007 wrote:It is just crazy to think about what his numbers could have been like had he played in America his whole career.

I group him and Griffey into the same group....tremendous players which will put up HOF stats but we'll always wonder what could have been.


Agreed. I also put Mantle and Williams into that group.


Also Gehrig, Hornsby, Greenberg, DiMaggio, dozens of Negro leaguers, etc.
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Re: Ichiro 3000?

Postby Old_Style » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:00 pm

acsguitar wrote:He's also in the best shape of anyone in the league. He could play till he's 50 IMO


Ichiro wrote:"Once I turn 40," he says, "I can become a pitcher. I'm kind of serious about it. But I'll have to learn to throw a knuckleball. Right now, I could be a 'normal' pitcher"



Wouldn't that be something? It would be cool if he was the everyday center fielder and pitched every so often.
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Re: Ichiro 3000?

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:00 pm

Tavish wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
slomo007 wrote:It is just crazy to think about what his numbers could have been like had he played in America his whole career.

I group him and Griffey into the same group....tremendous players which will put up HOF stats but we'll always wonder what could have been.


Agreed. I also put Mantle and Williams into that group.


Also Gehrig, Hornsby, Greenberg, DiMaggio, dozens of Negro leaguers, etc.



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Re: Ichiro 3000?

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:20 pm

Old_Style wrote:
acsguitar wrote:He's also in the best shape of anyone in the league. He could play till he's 50 IMO


Ichiro wrote:"Once I turn 40," he says, "I can become a pitcher. I'm kind of serious about it. But I'll have to learn to throw a knuckleball. Right now, I could be a 'normal' pitcher"



Wouldn't that be something? It would be cool if he was the everyday center fielder and pitched every so often.


Bet that he could have some nice conversations with Ankiel about which transition was easier. :-D
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