On the anniversary of Bucky Dent’s shot over the Monster—and, coincidentally, the birthday of SF—we extend our congratulations to Ichiro Suzuki on his record-busting 258th hit of the season. It is an extraordinary accomplishment, by any measure, and one worthy of applause. But how does Ichiro’s season stack up to George Sisler’s campaign of 1920? A few weeks ago SF argued that the new mark would be inferior to the old, given the preponderance of singles in Ichiro’s hit total and Sisler’s general superiority in most other statistical categories. (YF basically agreed. We also hate to see the heros of old fading from the books.) But of course comparing across eras is difficult, if not ridiculous. We revist this debate here on the occassion of Ichiro’s new record, and with the addition of a reasoned defense of the Mariner rightfielder by a fan of great conviction and knowledge.