Ichiro Suzuki collected the 2,500th hit of his career Tuesday night in exactly the manner anyone who has followed his 11-plus seasons in Seattle would have expected — with a leadoff single — en route to a 4-for-5 day at the plate in the Mariners' extra-inning win over Arizona.

The single extended Suzuki's franchise record for hits (Edgar Martinez ranks second with 2,247 for the Mariners). Now, what might be the Hall of Fame question for the 38-year-old right-fielder awaits: Will he play long enough to reach 3,000 hits, a barrier only 28 MLB players have ever broken down?