Ichiro 4th Fastest to 2,500 Hits

Ichiro singled to lead off tonight’s game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 2,500th hit of his Major League career. He reached the milestone in his 1,817th game, making him the fourth quickest to 2,500 hits among all players whose careers began after 1900.

Ichiro records his 2,500th MLB hit tonight vs. the Diamondbacks (Getty Images)

Only Al Simmons (1924-44), Ty Cobb (1905-28) and George Sisler (1915-30), all Hall of Famers, have reached 2,500 hits faster than Ichiro. 

Here is a look at Ichiro’s milestone MLB hits:

#1 – 4/2/01 vs. OAK (1B)
#100 – 6/12/01 @COL (1B)
#500 – 5/16/03 @DET (1B)
#1000 – 6/14/05 vs. PHI (1B)
#1500 – 7/29/07 vs. OAK (1B)
#2000 – 9/6/09 @OAK (2B)
#2248 – 4/2/11 @OAK (1B) — Sets Mariners Hits Record
#2500 – 6/19/12 @ARI (1B)

Fewest Games Needed To Reach 2,500 Hits (since 1900)

Year Date Player Team Games HOF
1936 Sept. 14 Al Simmons Tigers 1,784 1953
1918 Aug. 16 Ty Cobb Tigers 1,790 1936
1929 May 18 George Sisler Braves 1,808 1939
2012 June 19 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 1,817 TBD
1938 June 3 Paul Waner Pirates 1,825 1952
1929 May 7 Rogers Hornsby Cubs 1,846 1942

 *List courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau

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