Craig Calcaterra

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Ichiro now has more hits than any foreign-born player in major league history

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Ichiro broke a record yesterday that I doubt many of us have ever really thought of. At least I haven’t. The record: most hits by a player born outside of the United States.

Ichiro went 2-for-3 against the Cardinals yesterday and now has 3,054 in his major league career. The first hit tied him with Rod Carew, who was born in Panama, and the second one put him past the Hall of Famer.

Ichiro had 1,278 hits in Japan as well, making him baseball’s unofficial Hit King.