Ichiro Suzuki reached the 3,000 career hits mark with a triple in the seventh inning in Colorado on Sunday afternoon.
Suzuki, who was hitless in his first three at-bats, becomes the 30th major league player to accomplish the feat. He’s the second oldest and fourth foreign-born player to do so.
Suzuki is only the second player to reach 3,000 by hitting a triple.
The Marlins have embraced Ichiro, as evident by their celebration.
Marlins Manager Don Mattingly decided to give outfielder Marcell Ozuna a day off in the series finale against the Rockies. Suzuki was in the starting lineup batting in the six spot.
Suzuki is having a solid season with the Marlins, batting .318 with 12 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
Miami re-signed Suzuki before the start of the season, and Suzuki received a notable amount of playing time early as a result of an injury to Giancarlo Stanton.
Suzuki’s current contract includes a team option for 2017.