Ichiro Suzuki rattled MLB record books last night, becoming just the 30th player to enter the 3,000-hit club after registering a triple in the seventh inning of the Miami Marlins’ 10-7 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
The Miami Tower in Downtown Miami honored Ichiro’s historic evening by lighting up in Marlins colors last night — orange, yellow, and blue.
The Miami Tower was acquired by Japanese firm Sumatomo Corporation for $220 million in May. Ichiro happens to be the most decorated Japanese baseball player of all time.
Meanwhile, the 42-year-old outfielder who joined the Marlins last season thinks he should’ve hit the mark a long time ago, per MLB.com:
"It took a long time for me," Ichiro said. "Obviously I've been feeling this for the past two weeks, and not getting an opportunity to get in there, getting a pinch-hit every night, that was tough. For me, I feel like I should have gotten this two years ago."