Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has recorded more MLB hits than any other player in league history.
A fourth-inning double Wednesday night in Los Angeles was the 3,090th hit of Beltre’s illustrious and lengthy big league career. He passed Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki to top the list of hits by international players.
Beltre went 3-for-4 on the night, bringing the career total to 3,092 heading into an off day for the Rangers Thursday.
Ichiro, who left the playing field for a front office capacity with the Seattle Mariners earlier this season, has 4,367 hits between the Japan Pacific League and MLB, but only 3,089 came in his 18 seasons stateside.
Beltre, playing in his 21st major league season, ranks 22nd on the all-time overall hits list and has a career .287 batting average. He’s recorded 1,203 of those hits in his eight seasons with Texas, batting .309 with 186 homers and 651 RBI in that time.