Congratulations Ichiro!

Ichiro's 3-for-5 night at the plate versus Texas on Friday gave those in attendance at Safeco Field a night they will never forget, as the Mariners' right fielder set a new single-season hits record with 259. Ichiro entered the game with 256 hits, one shy of the mark set by first baseman George Sisler in 1920.

Ichiro didn't make the fans wait long for a chance to witness history, singling down the third base line in the first inning off of Texas starter Ryan Drese to tie George Sisler at 257, then singling over second base in the third inning to break the record. He added another infield single in the sixth to finish the night at 259.



Ichiro meets George Sisler's family in
attendance at Safeco Field after breaking the
single-season hits record.




Ichiro waves his helmet after getting the
record-breaking hit




Ichiro is swarmed by teammates at first base
after breaking Sisler's record


**All pictures are care of Getty Images.


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