Supposedly there is some research which suggests that Julio Franco also had over 4,000 hits, including 2,586 in the majors. However, the data in baseball-reference.com does not include all of Franco's stats from his Mexican League play.
Ichiro Suzuki joined the 4,000 professional baseball hit club today. He is to be congratulated. However, many in the media, including the sycophantic Yankee announcer Michael Kay, continue to insist that hits in the inferior Japanese leagues should be counted but not hits in U.S. leagues, which are inferior to the major leagues.
Without getting into a bunch of junk on this, it should be obvious that since about 1903 the old American and National Leagues and the current Major Baseball League, a merger of the two, are what most baseball people consider the top baseball leagues in the world. Any inclusion of stats from leagues, which are inferior to them, should logically classify those leagues as minor. Using the usual baseball parlance: major leagues v. minor leagues. Differentiating among the many minor leagues is left to others.