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Ichiro shows no signs of stopping after 3,000

A new batch of novelty license plates were made after Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th player in Major League history to reach 3,000 hits. It's just part of "Ichiro Mania" that still exists in his native Japan.
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Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ichiro joins the 3,000 hit club with triple

Ichiro Suzuki reached a milestone on Sunday by collecting hit No. 3,000 of his illustrious Major League Baseball career. After striking out in his first at-bat and grounding out in each of his next two plate appearances, Ichiro came up with one out in the seventh inning. He drove the third pitch he saw to right field, over the head of a leaping Gerardo Parra, and off the wall for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki gets his 2,999th career hit

DENVER -- Ichiro Suzuki got his 2,999th career hit in the major leagues Saturday night, then missed a chance to add a milestone hit.Suzuki beat out an infield single as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning for the Miami Marlins against Colorado. He stayed in the game and batted again in the ninth, but grounded out to pitcher Scott Oberg.Oberg fielded the one-hopper and dropped the...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Ichiro Suzuki Play Until Age 50? Let’s Hope Japanese Baseball Icon Tries

Forget “four more years!” Baseball fans should aim chants of “eight more years!” at Ichiro Suzuki whenever they get the chance to do so in 2016. In an interview with ESPN’s Marly Rivera, Suziki, 42, revealed Friday that he’d like to extend his professional baseball career well into the next decade. “I want to keep playing until I am at least 50,” Suziki said. Was...
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ichiro explains why you'll never see him slam a bat in frustration

Ichiro Suzuki is six hits away from the magical 3,000-hit milestone for his major-league career.The Miami Marlins' outfielder is having a remarkable season, batting .343 in a part-time role at age 42. Throughout his 16 season in the majors, we've seen the future Hall of Famer do just about everything on the diamond -- except take out his frustration on his bats."Why wouldn't you...
Via FOX Sports
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Ranking Ichiro Suzuki’s eight most memorable MLB career moments

Ichiro Suzuki’s place as a worldwide baseball icon was secure — even before what took place on Wednesday. But on that afternoon, the 42-year-old reached a unique milestone. A ninth-inning double in San Diego marked the 4,257th hit of his professional career (combining his totals in MLB and Japan). Whether or not you believe he should be recognized more for overtaking Pete...
Via The Sports Daily
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki’s impressive play key for Miami Marlins

It’s 2016 and Ichiro Suzuki is still racking up base hits for the Miami Marlins. After 12 years for the Seattle Mariners and a short stint with the New York Yankees, the 42-year old Japanese legend has been a treat to watch for Miami fans since they acquired him prior to last season. Last year, Ichiro was a veteran presence that only hit .229 while having a lot of playing time...
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ichiro makes outstanding leaping catch

Ichiro proved on Sunday that he can be just as good at preventing hits as he is at getting them. The Mets’ Michael Conforto led off the top of the fifth with a drive off Marlins starter Jose Fernandez. Ichiro got the jump he needed on the ball and made an acrobatic grab just short of the warning track to take away extra bases. It wasn’t like Fernandez needed much help. He...
Via The Sports Daily
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki on precipice of 3,000 hits, if he can get enough at-bats

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki sits at his locker, an interpreter by his side, and the nature of conversation with the future Hall of Famer gives him extra time to craft a response to the question: How much longer does he expect to play?The query is relayed to him in Japanese. Suzuki smiles as he replies with a joke that loses nothing in translation."At least until 50," he says...
Via Associated Press
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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