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Oddibe Mike Young

Posted by Steve Lombardi on May 17, 2010

A simple list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Batting Season Finder - most seasons in a career with 200+ hits. Here are the players with five or more such seasons:

Rk   Yrs From To Age  
1 Pete Rose 10 1965 1979 24-38  
2 Ichiro Suzuki 9 2001 2009 27-35  
3 Ty Cobb 9 1907 1924 20-37  
4 Paul Waner 8 1927 1937 24-34  
5 Lou Gehrig 8 1927 1937 24-34  
6 Derek Jeter 7 1998 2009 24-35  
7 Wade Boggs 7 1983 1989 25-31  
8 Charlie Gehringer 7 1929 1937 26-34  
9 Rogers Hornsby 7 1920 1929 24-33  
10 Steve Garvey 6 1974 1980 25-31  
11 Stan Musial 6 1943 1953 22-32  
12 Bill Terry 6 1929 1935 30-36  
13 Al Simmons 6 1925 1933 23-31  
14 George Sisler 6 1920 1929 27-36  
15 Sam Rice 6 1920 1930 30-40  
16 Mike Young 5 2003 2007 26-30  
17 Kirby Puckett 5 1986 1992 26-32  
18 Tony Gwynn 5 1984 1997 24-37  
19 Chuck Klein 5 1929 1933 24-28  
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/17/2010.

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Looking at this list, it's a pretty safe bet that Ichiro will pass Rose someday here. But, how about Mike Young? Could be pass Derek Jeter someday? Maybe. And, will he ever pass Rose...and Ichiro? If you pardon the pun, Young does have age on his side, doesn't he?

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7 Responses to “Oddibe Mike Young”

  1. I can't believe Ichiro has NEVER had a year in the majors with under 200 hits... Even Ruth would take that bet that he's going to get passed in the next two seasons.

  2. and by Ruth, I mean Rose. botched that joke.

  3. The good news for you, Mike, is that you just posted comment #10,000 to this blog. (Seriously--I know that sounds like a joke too.)

  4. It is amazing when you look at this list and you think of every single guy, execpt for Young, who is a HOF'er or should be an HOF'er. In order for Young to accomplish 200 hits again, he will have to get 700 ab's every year, not sure if he is druable enough anymore to do that. Garvey to me is still a vastly underrated player.

  5. You are missing Willie Keeler, 8 seasons with 200+ hits, and Jesse Burkett, 6.

  6. These are since 1901.

  7. Who is Mike Young? Seriously, I've never heard Michael Young called "Mike Young."