In yesterday’s 10-7 Marlins win over the Rockies at Coors Field, Ichiro Suzuki collected his 3,000th hit. This obviously enters him into baseball immortality.
Have a look at the hit that almost left the yard here. Then, have a look at that pretty 3000 he’s stuck on for a short while over at Baseball-Reference.
I think in his career, I saw Ichiro get exactly ONE of his hits live. It was all the way back in 2001 when Ichiro was still all the rage in baseball; the Indians lost that night at Jacobs Field 2-1 and Bartolo Colon was dominant. But it was Ichiro’s bunt single that night that swung the game. I remember it well.