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- October 22, 1973
- 5' 11"
Ichiro Suzuki (born October 22, 1973 in Toyoyama, Aichi) is a Japanese professional baseball player who is a right fielder for the Miami Marlins of the MLB. Prior to the MLB, Ichiro played for the Orix Blue Wave of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan. He started his MLB career with the Seattle Mariners in 2001. After playing for the Mariners, Ichiro played for two and a half seasons with the New York Yankees. He currently plays for the Miami Marlins. Ichiro has set a number of batting records. He holds the MLB’s single-season record for hits with 262 and had 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons, which is the longest of any player in history. Ichiro was the first MLB player to be entered into the Japanese Hall of Fame, is a ten-time MLB All-Star. On June 15, 2016, Ichiro recorded his 4,257 career hit, which broke Pete Rose‘s all-time record. Controversy surrounded the hit since it counted his professional Japanese career hits, as well. He is currently closing in on 3,000 career hits.
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Ichiro is best known for his long baseball career and record-breaking seasons.
Ichiro’s name means “brightest, most cheerful. He has an older brother, Kazuyasu Suzuki, who is a fashion designer. He married former TBS TV announcer Yumiko Fukushimo on Dec. 3, 1999 in Santa Monica, California. In 2011, Ichiro donated $1.25 million to the Japanese Red Cross for earthquake and tsunami relief.