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Ichiro passes Sisler, pads record

Updated: October 2, 2004, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- No. 258 for Ichiro Suzuki was like so many others, a little ground ball up the middle.

Only this one made history, a hit cheered 'round the world.

Suzuki set the major league record for hits in a season Friday night, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old mark with a pair of early singles as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-3.

"Through my career, I think this is the best moment," Suzuki said through an interpreter. "I can't really put it into words."

Suzuki ...

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