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Japanese honkballegende Ichiro Suzuki (45) waves after 4.367 singled off

The Japanese honkbalgrootheid Ichiro Suzuki has Thursday profloopbaan terminated. The 45-year-old player from the Seattle Mariners took in Tokyo for your own audience farewell.

Suzuki, known by his first name Ichiro, was more than 46,000 fans welcomed in Tokyo, where the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in the first matches of the new MLB season played.

In the eighth inning was Ichiro, under loud cheering of the field is achieved. Many fans were in tears.

“I have so many of my dreams in baseball, both here in Japan as it is in the Major League,” said Ichiro in his afscheidsspeech in the packed Tokyo Dome.

“I am proud that I my career, I was able to finish at the club where it all began. In addition, it is appropriate that my last profwedstrijden in Japan have been able to play.”

There’s crying in baseball. 😢

AvatarAuteurMarinersMoment of plaatsen13:00 – 21 march 2019

Japanese in 2001 voted MVP

The rechtsvelder made already in 1992 appeared in the Japanese league. Nine years later the region he is down in North America with the Mariners. He played most of his career.

Ichiro came into the MLB also still out for the New York Yankees (2012-2014) and Miami Marlins (2015-2017). Last year, he came back in Seattle, when he was still barely in play.

In his career, knew the Japanese never the World Series to win. However, he was a ten time All-Star elected and he won ten Golden Gloves because of its excellent defensive qualities. In 2001 he was voted MVP of the American League. With Japan he won in 2006 and 2008, the World Baseball Classic.

Ichiro has several records in the hands of the MLB. So he managed in one season to a staggering 262 hits. He is also the only player in ten seasons consecutively up to two hundred hits came up. He ended his career with 4.367 hits.

Ichiro was in the eighth inning with loud cheering to the side achieved. (Photo: Pro Shots)

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