September 6, 2009

With a leadoff first-inning double in the Mariners’ 5-2 loss in Oakland, Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 259th player, and the second-quickest, to collect 2000 major league hits. In 1933, Al Simmons, playing with the White Sox, reached the milestone in his 1,390th game, a dozen less than Seattle’s superstar.