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1992 The NY-Penn Minor League Erie Sailors beat the Jamestown Expos in 13 innings at College Stadium, 6-5, marking the first ever game played by a team representing the National League's new expansion team, the Florida Marlins. The first pitch of the franchise is thrown by John Lynch, who will leave baseball to eventually become a safety for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos.
2016

"I'm not trying to take anything away from Ichiro, he's had a Hall of Fame career, but the next thing you know, they'll be counting his high-school hits." - PETE ROSE, as quoted in USA Today.

Ichiro Suzuki's ninth-inning double in the Marlins' 6-3 loss to the Padres at Petco Park raises his professional hit total to 4,257, surpassing Pete Rose's all-time major league mark. The 42 year-old outfielder's total includes the 1,278 hits he collected for Orix in Japan's Pacific League.


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