Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ichiro Suzuki Ends Playing Career, Will Move To Mariners Front Office Post

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It appears that certain Hall-of-Famer Ichiro Suzuki has ended his active playing career. If so, last night will mark his final game—where he went 0-3 with a walk, a strikeout and a run scored. He ends the 2018 season with a decidedly uncharacteristic .205 batting average. Over his 18-year MLB career, Ichiro collected 3,089 hits and compiled a batting average of .311. He's a 10-time All-Star, a two-time batting champion, a 10-time Gold Glove winner and (at age 27) was the AL Rookie Of The Year and MVP in 2001. The 44-year-old Suzuki also played nine seasons in the Nippon Professional Baseball League. He played for three MLB teams—the Mariners, Yankees and Marlins. Ichiro will move from the playing field to the Seattle front office, and become a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Mariners. Hats off to an amazing dual-continent baseball career.