Ichiro Gets Hit #2,500
As the Seattle Mariners visited the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Ichiro Suzuki stepped in the box to lead off the game and made history. With a single to center field, off of pitcher Daniel Hudson, Ichiro recorded MLB hit number 2,500. He is the fourth quickest MLB player to accomplish the feat, doing so in only 1,817 games. With his slew of hits, ten Gold Glove Awards and his 2001 MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards, Ichiro is a sure-shot first ballot Hall of Famer. He has led the American League in hits seven times and has accomplished all of this without any accusations of performance enhancing drugs. Ichiro is an icon.
He finished Tuesday’s game with four hits, going 4-5 and helped boost the Mariners to a 12-9 victory in 10 innings.
MILESTONE: Ichiro has just recorded the 2,500th hit of his career. The 4th quickest (1,817 games) in #MLB history.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 20, 2012