Miami Marlins rightfielder Ichiro Suzuki collected his 2,874th career Major League hit on Friday, surpassing Babe Ruth to claim sole possession of 42nd on the career hits list.
Notably, the longtime former Mariner and former Yankee has achieved 2,874 hits despite playing eight seasons in Japan and not starting his American baseball career until 2001. In those eight seasons in Japan, Ichiro racked up an additional 1,278 hits.
Despite the hitting prowess of the 41-year-old outfielder, the Marlins are struggling to win this season, posting a 16–27 record that's tied for the worst in the National League.
- Will Green