Suzuki pulls off 122-year first amid strong debut


Through four big-league games, Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki has already etched his name into baseball history.

Tuesday, Suzuki became the first MLB player since 1920 (when RBI became an official stat) to tally eight or more RBIs and four or more walks in his first four career games, according to STATS.

Suzuki registered his first career multi-home run game Tuesday, hitting a pair of solo home runs against the Pirates. He's gone deep in consecutive games after hitting his first career home run Sunday vs. the Brewers.

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A look at Suzuki's first four career big-league games:

  • 1-for-2, two walks
  • 1-for-3, three RBIs, one walk
  • 1-for-3, home run, three RBIs, one walk
  • 2-for-4, two home runs, two RBIs

Suzuki already was in exclusive company entering Tuesday's game. On Sunday, he joined Larry Hoffman (1901), Starlin Castro (2010) and Jorge Soler (2014) as the only players to register six RBIs in their first three games with the Cubs.

“I feel like I’m still trying to find the perfect balance in my at-bats and just trying out different things every day,” Suzuki said through interpreter Toy Matsushita. “I feel like I’m not quite there yet in terms of adjustments.”

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So far, so good.

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