Ichiro collected the first 2,533 hits of his major league career with the Mariners, with whom the Japanese outfielder spent 12 seasons. He joins Rafael Palmeiro, Rod Carew and Roberto Clemente as the only players born outside of the United States with 3,000 hits.
Ichiro played the first eight seasons of his career in Japan, where he collected 1,278 hits. Earlier this season, he collected his 4,257th hit in professional baseball, passing Pete Rose as baseball’s all-time hit king. His triple on Sunday brought his all-time hit total to 4,278.