Alex Ramirez recorded the 2,000th MLB (86) + NPB (1,914) hit of his career during Thursday's game against the Yomiuri Giants (at Yokohama). The hit was a double off Dicky Gonzalez in the bottom of the 5th inning.
Ramirez is the fifth player in NPB history to first spend some time in the MLB and reach 2,000 career hits while playing in the NPB. The other four: Matty Alou (1,777 MLB + 258 NPB), Roy White (1,803 MLB + 348 NPB), Warren Cromartie (1,104 MLB + 951 NPB), and Larry Parrish (1,789 MLB + 227 NPB). Ramirez is the only player in the group to record more than 1,000 of his hits in the NPB.