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 singles.
The Seattle standout chopped a leadoff single in the first inning, then put himself in the record book with a bouncer in the third.
Fireworks exploded after Suzuki's big hit reached the outfield, creating a haze over Safeco Field, and his teammates mobbed him at first base.
With the fans still cheering, Suzuki ran over to the first-base seats and shook hands with Sisler's 81-year-old daughter, Frances Sisler Drochelman, and other members of the Hall of Famer's family.
"My father would have been delighted," Drochelman said. "He would be so happy to know such a fine young man was doing so well."
Sisler set the mark in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns over a 154-game schedule. Suzuki broke it in the Mariners' 160th game of the year -- for good measure, he added hit No. 259 in the sixth, an infield single.