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After in Japan, Ichiro Suzuki the second Major League player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season.


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Ichiro Suzuki was born on 22, 1973, in Kasugai, Japan. His Nobuyuki, was a former high player who was determined to give his son an start in the sport. Ichiro training at age 3, their practices becoming daily sessions stretched well into

Ichiro was recruited by the highly Aikodai Meiden Koko school baseball program as a and an outfielder. Over three he batted .502 and stole 131 with just 10 strikeouts in 536 Despite his success, he was bypassed in the professional draft due to his slight 120-pound frame, before to the Orix Blue Wave in the round.

Japanese Baseball Career

spent most of his first two seasons in the minor leagues, but the new manager gave him the chance to in 1994, and he responded with a 210 hits and Pacific League-leading average. Ichiro won six more titles and three MVP Awards, as as the Japanese championship with the Blue Wave team.

In the Japanese pitcher Hideo had achieved success in America, and sought to follow in his footsteps. the 2000 season, Orix Major League Baseball to submit offers for Ichiro in a bidding process known as The Seattle Mariners won the rights to the with a $13.125 million then signed him to a three-year for another $14 million.

American Baseball Career

was an instant sensation as the first everyday position player in the Leagues, demonstrating an ability to hits to all fields and a surprisingly outfield arm. He finished the campaign with a Major .350 batting average, 242 and 56 stolen bases, and become the second player to win the Rookie of the and Most Valuable Player in the same season. The dynamic also won a Gold Glove and sparked the Mariners to an American record 116 wins.

Ichiro proved remarkably in Seattle, pumping out 200 hits, 30 and a .300 average year year. In 2004, he surpassed of Famer George Sisler’s single-season record of 257 hits en to a total of 262 and a career-best .372 Two years later, he began a of successful stolen base boosting the number to an American 45 before he was finally thrown out in May

The master batsman toppled ancient batting record he notched his ninth consecutive season in 2009, and he repeated the again in 2010 to tie Pete for the overall mark.

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