Ichiro broke the all-time Interleague hits record in the most fitting way: With an infield single
No one puts the bat on the ball like Ichiro. And thanks to an intense workout regimen and some seriously loving bat care, Ichiro is still plugging away, crushing home runs and making five-star catches.
After tying Derek Jeter's all-time Interleague hits record on Tuesday night, Ichiro broke the record during the Marlins' 11-6 victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Even better, Ichiro did it in the most fitting way possible: With an infield single.
Since FanGraphs began tracking batted ball data in 2002, no one has recorded more infield singles in a career than Ichiro's 545 (Jeter is second at 294), or has collected more in a single-season than Ichiro's 57 that he slapped out in 2004.
The Interleague record should also be Ichiro's for a few years. The closest active player is Adrian Beltre with 337 hits, but with Ichiro's stated goal to play until he's 50, well, that could create an insurmountable advantage.
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