One pitch by Gio Gonzalez, and bam, hit number 2,000 for Ichiro Suzuki. The Seattle Mariners outfielder became the second-fastest baseball player to reach 2,000 hits in Major League Baseball history. Al Simmons was faster, edging him out by twelve games less to reach the mark.

"The game is international and even though there were players from Japan before him, he's the one you think about first," A's manager Bob Geren said following Saturday night's win over the Mariners. "He's big over there and he's made our game bigger here. There's a big turnout wherever he goes and that's good for the game."

Congrats on all your success Ichiro!

Here is a list you may enjoy from ESPN.com:

Hit Machine

Ichiro Suzuki joined very elite company on Sunday, reaching 2,000 career hits in the second fewest games in MLB history.

Player Games Years
Al Simmons1,3901924-44
Ichiro Suzuki1,4022001-09
George Sisler1,4141915-30
Ty Cobb1,4481905-28
Lloyd Waner1,4531927-45


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