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June 2, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Postgame: Ichiro on the record

Ichiro was asked about the significance of setting the franchise record for consecutive games with a base hit, and his answer had a little bit of everything: a reference to his wife, a mention of his dog — Ikkyu — and a totally puzzling riddle.
So the question was how much the record means?
“Once I got this far, I wanted to achieve it,” Ichiro said, according to his translator. “Now I wish that I would have asked my wife, Yumiko, and my dog, Ikkyu, to come to the game today. But at the same time, if you think about it, if I didn’t invite them, it means that much to me as well.”
Come again? The translator asked if a clarification was required. No. I think I got it. He meant that the record was a big enough deal that afterward, he wished he had brought family members, but it wasn’t such a big deal that he thought about bringing his family before the game.
As for the magnitude of Joe DiMaggio’s record of 56 consecutive games with a hit?
“I think it’s true when they say it’s the hardest record to beat,” Ichiro said, according to his translator.

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