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Ichiro broke the all-time Interleague hits record in the most fitting way: With an infield single

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No one puts the bat on the ball like Ichiro. And thanks to an intense workout regimen and some seriously loving bat care, Ichiro is still plugging away, crushing home runs and making five-star catches

After tying Derek Jeter's all-time Interleague hits record on Tuesday night, Ichiro broke the record during the Marlins' 11-6 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

Even better, Ichiro did it in the most fitting way possible: With an infield single.

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Since FanGraphs began tracking batted ball data in 2002, no one has recorded more infield singles in a career than Ichiro's 545 (Jeter is second at 294), or has collected more in a single-season than Ichiro's 57 that he slapped out in 2004.

The Interleague record should also be Ichiro's for a few years. The closest active player is Adrian Beltre with 337 hits, but with Ichiro's stated goal to play until he's 50, well, that could create an insurmountable advantage.  

Here's the top ten: 

Rk Player H
1 Ichiro Suzuki 365
2 Derek Jeter 364
3 Adrian Beltre 337
4 Alex Rodriguez 325
5 Carlos Beltran 303
6 Miguel Cabrera 298
7 Johnny Damon 296
8 Torii Hunter 293
9 Albert Pujols 293
10 Michael Young 290
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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