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Ichiro Suzuki

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki

Profession: Baseball Star

Nationality:
Japan
Japanese

Why Famous: Has the most career base hits with 4,367 in a professional career stretching across Japan and the United States.

Also holds MLB's single-season record for hits with 262.

Suzuki was a MLB All-Star between 2001 and 2010.

Born: October 22, 1973
Birthplace: Kasugai, Japan
Age: 47 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 2001-04-02 Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has 2 hits and becomes first Japanese position player to play in a regular season MLB game as Mariners beat Oakland A's, 5-4 at Safeco Field
  • 2004-10-01 Seattle Mariners Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old MLB single-season record; Ichiro ends season on 262
  • 2004-10-03 Seattle Mariners Japanese right fielder Ichiro Suzuki adds 2 more singles in a 3-0 defeat to Texas, to finish the season with a MLB record 262 hits
  • 2016-08-07 Miami Marlins veteran Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club in a 10 - 7 win v Rockies
  • 2019-03-21 Japanese baseball right fielder Ichiro Suzuki finishes his career with a record 4,367 base hits (NPB & MLB) as Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A's, 5-4 in Tokyo, Japan

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