Ichiro Returns To Amatuer Baseball

Ichiro returns to amatuer baseball

Former US Major League outfielder Ichiro Suzuki showed off his pitching and batting skills in his first amateur game after retiring as a professional player.

Suzuki and his team played a high school faculty team on Sunday in the city of Kobe in western Japan, the home ground of his former Japan team, the Orix Buffaloes.

Ichiro Suzuki Ends Career

Ichiro Suzuki ends career

The Seattle Mariners' veteran baseball player Ichiro Suzuki has announced he is retiring.

The ace batter and outfielder made his last appearance in the opening series game on Thursday in Tokyo.

Baseball Star Ichiro Announces Retirement

Baseball star Ichiro announces retirement

Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki of the US Major Leagues' Seattle Mariners has announced his retirement.

The 45-year-old outfielder held a news conference after the second of the two-game Opening Series against the Oakland Athletics finished in Tokyo on Thursday.

Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki Intends To Retire

Baseball star Ichiro Suzuki intends to retire

NHK has learned that Japanese Major Leaguer Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners has told team officials he intends to retire.

The 45-year-old veteran is scheduled to hold a news conference after his team's match against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in Tokyo.

Mlb: Marlins Extend Ichiro's Contract Through 2017

MLB: Marlins extend Ichiro's contract through 2017The Miami Marlins have exercised a club option to retain Ichiro Suzuki through the 2017 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Suzuki, who in August became the 30th player ever to reach 3,000 career hits in the majors, will reportedly earn about $2 million for the additional contract year, the same figure as for his two previous one-year pacts with the club.

Ichiro Chalks Up 900th Multihit Game

Ichiro chalks up 900th multihit gameAt 42, Ichiro Suzuki shows no signs of slowing down.
“He’ll probably play three or four more years,” Atlanta’s Matt Kemp marveled.
Suzuki scored two runs and drove in another during the 900th multihit game of his career, giving Miami’s fading wild-card hopes a boost with a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night.

Ichiro Connects For 1st Pinch-hit Hr Of Career

Ichiro connects for 1st pinch-hit HR of careerIt was the last thing Ichiro Suzuki thought he would do when he came up as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.
But Suzuki surprised even himself when he blasted a two-run homer — the first pinch-hit home run of his major league career — of the Miami Marlins’ 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

Baseball: Ichiro's 1st Big League Skipper Reflects On Star's Career

Baseball: Ichiro's 1st big league skipper reflects on star's careerLou Piniella, who in 2001 was Ichiro Suzuki's first big league manager, spoke Tuesday about the Japanese star's start with the Seattle Mariners and the impact of his career.
"We won 116 games (in 2001) and Ichiro was a big part of it," Piniella, now a special consultant with the Cincinnati Reds told a conference call on Tuesday.

In-form Ichiro Inches Closer To Rose

In-form Ichiro inches closer to RoseIchiro Suzuki stayed in fine form as the leadoff hitter for the Miami Marlins in their 10-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
The veteran went 2-for-5 with an RBI while playing in right, and has hit safely the past four straight games as a member of the starting lineup. Suzuki also has three consecutive multihit games.

Ichiro Delivers In Pinch

Ichiro delivers in pinchThe Marlins’ new fog machine made it tough to see from one side of the clubhouse to the other, and they also cranked up strobe lights and dance music after Tuesday’s victory, hoping to establish a celebratory ritual in Miami.

Ichiro Gets Legs Working

Ichiro gets legs workingIchiro Suzuki displayed some aggressive baserunning in the Miami Marlins’ 5-2 preseason loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
Suzuki reached base on a walk in the seventh inning and while the batter fouling off pitches with the count stuck at 3-1, he took off for second four consecutive times.