Thursday, August 22, 2013

Revisiting the legend of Jigger Statz as Ichiro reaches 4,000

Jigger Statz / SABR
As New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki rounded first for what was his 4,000th professional hit Wednesday evening, somewhere in the distance was the fading voice of the oft-forgotten Arnold “Jigger” Statz.

For most, the name will not be familiar, but with the media swell surrounding Ichiro's 4,000th hit milestone between the United States and Japan, the name Jigger Statz has returned to the forefront.

Read more here about Arnold "Jigger" Statz, who accumulated 4,093 career hits and why the echoes of his name have grown louder this past week.

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