Ichiro Suzuki‘s climb up the hits record has gone worldwide.
With a next-inning single in the Miami Marlins‘ 4-three reduction to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, Suzuki had his three,053rd strike in the majors, which tied Rod Carew for 24th on the job hits record.
Suzuki’s eighth-inning single, strike No. three,054, handed Carew and created him the major’s all-time hits leader for overseas-born gamers. Carew is from Panama.
“Definitely, I did not see him in his key, Rod Carew,” Ichiro claimed via his interpreter, Allen Turner. “A ton of people today have told me the similarities, that he made use of to strike like Ichiro. The similarities are yet another stage which is specific. I have listened to he was a similar player like I am.”
Suzuki famous that Carew, who went underwent a coronary heart and kidney transplant previous December, wrote him a letter when Suzuki handed the three,000-strike mark.
Upcoming up on the job hits record at No. 23 is Rickey Henderson with three,055.
Suzuki famous 1 distinction among him and Henderson, the all-time leader in stolen bases.
“I can’t lift the base up like Rickey,” Ichiro claimed jokingly.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.