Here's the video of the milestone hit:
Ichiro is only the second player to record his 3,000th hit on a triple, joining Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Molitor recorded his 3,000th hit in September 1996.
A triple is pretty apt for Ichiro's milestone hit, though an infield single would have been perfect. He beat out hundreds of those over the years and drove opponents crazy.
Ichiro (Japan) joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rafael Palmeiro (Cuba), and Rod Carew (Panama) as the only players born outside the U.S. to record 3,000 hits. Adrian Beltre and Albert Pujols will join them within a year or two.
Wade Boggs, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez are the only players to hit homers for their 3,000th hit.