used his oft-overlooked power to hit a triple off the right-field wall at Colorado’s Coors Field on August 7, 2016, becoming just the 30th player to join the elite 3,000-Hit Club. The first Japanese-born major leaguer to accomplish the feat, Ichiro matched Pete Rose by collecting hit #3,000 in just 16 big league seasons.

“More than the number 3,000 itself,” Ichiro said through a translator, “when I saw the teammates come out and how happy they were and how warm the fans were, it’s not about just the 3,000 and what I did, it’s about my teammates and my fans. That’s powerful today.”

Ichiro Suzuki's 3,000th Hit
Date: August 7, 2016 Location: Coors Field, Denver
Club: Miami (NL) Opponent: Colorado (NL)
Pitcher: Chris Rusin Hit: Triple

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