Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees
July 24, 2012 9:34 AM Subscribe
Ichiro Suziki has been traded to the New York Yankees Ichiro Suzuki
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joined the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and became the most recent player to win Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors in the same year. In 2004, he set the MLB record for most hits in a season with 262 hits (More stats at baseball-reference.com
). He is considered the must successful Japanese ballplayer to join the MLB.
The trade occurred while the Yankees were in the Seattle to play the Mariners, so it must have been a surreal experience
for Seattle fans to see a beloved player don an opponent's uniform and immediately single and steal a base against you in his first at-bat
Here is an essay on the cultural impact
of Ichiro Suzuki.
Jonah Keri of Grantland.com explains what you need to know
about the trade, which includes links to "Ichiro's Theme
" by Ben Gibbard (frontman for Death Cab for Cutie), Ichiro's laser beam
for an arm and much more.
(This is my first post to the blue... I hope I did okay.)