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Ichiro ties Japanese hit mark with slam

Originally Published: April 16, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- As baseball marks go, it might not be as notable (or clear-cut) as, say, the most major league hits by a player of any nationality (a record still held by some American named Pete Rose), but nevertheless, it was rather memorable Wednesday night when Ichiro Suzuki tied Isao Harimoto for the most big league hits by a Japanese-born player.

Returning to the lineup after his first trip to the disabled list, Ichiro hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his 3,085th hit between our ...

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