Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has tied Rickey Henderson for 23rd on the MLB’s all-time hit list after picking up his 3,055th career hit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.
Still, even though Ichiro is achieving milestones, his production this season has been brutal.
The 43-year-old currently owns a slash line of .225/.271/.297 with two home runs and nine RBI over 119 plate appearances. This also marks the second time in three years that Ichiro has owned a sub-.600 OPS, as he posted an OPS of just .561 in 2015.
Last year, however, the Japanese native had a Renaissance season of sorts, slashing .291/.354/.376 while connecting with one long ball and five triples while driving in 22 runs.
The .730 OPS Ichiro registered in 2016 was his best mark since 2010, the last time he made the All-Star team.
Ichiro first arrived in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and took baseball by storm, recording a monster slash line of .350/.381/.457 with eight home runs, 34 doubles, eight triples, 69 RBI and 56 stolen bases en route to winning both the American League Rookie of the Year award and the American League Most Valuable Player award. Additionally, he captured a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger award.
Ichiro has made the All-Star team 10 times, including the 2004 campaign when he slashed .372/.414/.455 with eight long balls and 60 RBI.
The Mariners traded him to the New York Yankees midway through the 2012 season. He spent two and a half years with the Yankees before signing with the Marlins as a free agent in January 2015.