Ichiro Records 3,000th Hit (VIDEO)
It was a day full of landmarks for legendary baseball figures. On the same day that Alex Rodriguez announced that he would play his last game in a Yankees uniform (and potentially his last game ever), Ichiro Suzuki, his former teammate, notched his 3,000th hit.
Ichiro is the 30th player to hit the milestone and what's more remarkable is that he didn't start playing in the Majors until he was 27-years-old. He came over from Japan after dominating in the NPB. Suzuki won both Rookie of the Year and MVP in his rookie year of 2001 and recorded an MLB single-season record with 262 hits in 2004.
Known for his trademark bat control and his durability, Suzuki is a lock for the Hall of Fame. But he also looked capable of playing professionally for several more years so who knows when he will actually walk away from the game.
Ichiro has played for the Mariners, Yankees and Marlins in his career.