NEW YORK (Kyodo) Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki was named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
Ichiro shared the AL lead with 12 hits and posted a .444 batting average to cap off his record-setting week from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26.
The 36-year-old collected at least one hit in each of his six games during the week, including four multihit games.
Ichiro became the first player to reach 200 hits in 10 consecutive seasons last Thursday after collecting a pair of hits against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 10-time All-Star surpassed Ty Cobb to match Pete Rose for the most career 200-hit seasons.