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Through 628 trips to the plate so far in 2009, Ichiro has earned 31 walks, of which 15 were intentional, giving him a shot at drawing as many or more intentional walks than unintentional ones. Via Baseball Reference's Play Index, here's a table of all the players ever to have pulled that off. Minimum 500 PAs, 8th-place hitters in the NL excluded.

Player IBB BB Year
Guerrero 25 50 2006
Bonds  120 232 2004
Pierzynski 12 24 2003
Galarraga 12 24 1993
Dawson 21 42 1990
Garvey 10 20 1982
Cromartie 19 38 1979
Sanguillen 11 21 1972
Sanguillen 13 19 1971
Sanguillen 9 17 1970
Oliver 11 21 1969
Clemente 27 51 1968
Helms 6 12 1968