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Ichiro Suzuki homers in (perhaps) his final at-bat in Seattle

The 43-year-old played a series in Seattle for the first time since 2014                

Suzuki returns to Seattle as member of 3,000-hit club

SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki received a rousing ovation Monday for his first at-bat in Safeco Field as a member of the 3,000-hit club. The Japanese star spent his first 11 1/2 American seasons with Seattle, getting 2,533 hits before heading to the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. He batted ninth for Miami on Monday in his first appearance at Safeco since June 12, 2014, when...
11 days ago

Ichiro says “I think I’ll just die” about retirement, wants to play to 50

There’s no one quite like Ichiro Suzuki. The 43-year-old Miami Marlins’ outfielder is the oldest position player in Major League Baseball (and only 51 days younger than oldest active player overall Bartolo Colon), but he’s still working at a level that few half his age can match, spending most of his offseason in the batting cage and his own personal weight room. He told Clark...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki on when he will retire: ‘I think I’ll just die’

When Ichiro Suzuki’s career ends, he has a surefire spot in baseball’s Hall of Fame. He just doesn’t see that day coming any time soon. In fact, to hear the Miami Marlins outfielder talk, he may not be around to see his own Hall of Fame induction. Why? Well, to make the Hall of Fame, you have to have been retired for five years. Ichiro doesn’t plan on retiring before he leaves...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki wants to play until age 50

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki doesn’t see retirement happening until 2023 at the earliest.In an interview with Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that ran on Wednesday, Suzuki said that he would like to play until the age of 50.“I’m not joking when I say it,” said the 10-time MLB All-Star.“Nobody knows what the future holds,” he continued. “But the way I feel...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki hitless in Marlins spring debut

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Now that he has Ichiro Suzuki is back on the field, Miami manager Don Mattingly looks forward to resting him - at least once the regular season starts. The 43-year-old Suzkui made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday, going 0 for 2 as the Marlins' designated hitter in a 7-7 tie with Houston. Injuries in the Marlins outfield last season forced Mattlingly to...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Ichiro Suzuki has been a pinnacle of health during his career in Major League Baseball, logging at least 700 plate appearances in 10 of his first 11 seasons in the majors before transitioning into more of a part-time role. Now entering his third season with the Miami Marlins, Suzuki has seemingly embraced his role as a fourth outfielder and veteran mentor.During a Spring Training...
Via The Comeback
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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