Ichiro Suzuki breaks record for most runs by a Japanese player in the history of baseball
On their 1989 song "Hey Ladies," the Beastie Boys rap that they've "got more hits than Sadaharu Oh." Twenty-six years later and that reference works better with Ichiro Suzuki.
In the midst of his 15th MLB season, Ichiro is approaching countless baseball milestones. On Saturday, he came around to score on an eighth-inning home run by Adeiny Hechavarria. The run was the 1,310th of Ichiro's MLB career and the 1,968th of his professional career.
That's good for one more than Oh, the all-time career runs record-holder in NPB. To mark the occasion, Marlins fans gave Ichiro a standing ovation when he trotted out to right field for the ninth inning.
And -- for those of you keeping score at home -- Ichiro is 144 hits shy of the 3,000 mark in his MLB career.