Tag: Niek Rodriguez

Zenjiro Suga Gets Hit #1,000

Rimouski’s veteran Japanese slugger Zenjiro Suga has achieved his 1,000th hit today, collecting it in a 2-for-4 effort against the Battle Creek Attack.

After hitting a solo homer in the 5th inning to tie the game, Suga was up to bat again facing off against veteran Niek Rodriguez in the 7th inning. Suga hit a two-out single on a line drive over the shortstop, but then was later stranded at third. Continue reading “Zenjiro Suga Gets Hit #1,000”

2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones

Many players in the Bull League are expected to hit benchmark milestones in career statistics this season, in what will be an especially interesting and likely record-breaking year with the expanded 100-game schedule making its debut.

Hits

New York’s Setsuo Kimura is 81 hits away from the important 1,500 career hits mark

Several hitting milestones in particular are expected to be breached, including two current players who could reach the rare 1,500 career hits mark: Continue reading “2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones”

Milestone Watch

Several players are expected to hit major stat milestones this season, in what may turn out to be a record-breaking year for many anyway due to the lengthened 100-game season.

1B Barry Janmaat (OLE) could smash the all-time Hits record held by HOFer Carl Simms this season

First and foremost, the all-time Bull League record for career hits, held by Hall of Famer Carl Simms, could be smashed by 1B Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat (Olean Oilers), who is 33 hits away from tying the record of 1,655 hits. Janmaat averaged around 100 hits in seasons that were only 82-games long, and this year he will potentially have an extra 18 games to do it, virtually assuring he will surpass the record set by the iconic Simms. Continue reading “Milestone Watch”