Ichiro Suzuki ties Pete Rose's all-time hits record

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null null It's not the recognized major league record, but Ichiro Suzuki has become professional baseball's international hits king.Suzuki entered Wednesday afternoon's game in San Diego needing just one hit to tie Pete Rose’s all-time record of 4,256. He got that hit with an infield single off Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo leading off the game at Petco Park.  #Padres salute #Ichiro for career hit #4,256 between Japan (1,278) and # (2,978). #Marlins pic.twitter.com/KcjnvtXABR— Glenn Geffner (@GlennGeffner) June 15, 2016FOSTER: Sorry, Ichiro is king of nothingSuzuki did not reach base in his next three at-bats, but slapped a two-out double to right field off Fernando Rodney in the top of the ninth inning for hit No. 4,257 of his professional career.  #ICHIRO !With professional hit 4⃣,2⃣5⃣7⃣ ( + Japan), he unofficially becomes baseball's all-time hits leader! pic.twitter.com/1G0aiDmRyw— #VoteMarlins (@Marlins) June 15, 2016Suzuki now has 2,979 hits in the major leagues to go with his 1,278 hits in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan. Rose told USA Today this week he thinks Japanese baseball isn't "equivalent" to and numbers compiled there shouldn't be recognized as such.Suzuki spent nine seasons with the Orix BlueWave before making his debut in 2001 with the Mariners. Now that he has "surpassed" Rose, the next milestone in the 42-year-old's Hall of Fame career will be his 3,000th hit. That's an achievement , and even Rose, will be sure to recognize.