Click this link to view the minor league stats of Jigger Statz. Statz played for only one minor league team: Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League for most seasons from 1920 to 1942. Statz had a .315 minor league batting average in 10,657 at bats. His major league BA with four teams was .285 in 2,585 at bats. Statz actually played 21 games for the Giants in 1919 before he ever started playing for the Angels in 1920. Statz died March 16, 1988 at the age of 90, two years after Rose had retired. I wonder if Statz realized that he, Statz, had over 4,000 hits.
So when Ichiro Suzuki finally reaches 4,000, probably this week, he will be number six... as far as we know.