Ichiro Suzuki is a hitting machine even in his retirement from skilled baseball.
Ichiro retired from the Seattle Mariners earlier this yr, happening as one of many biggest hitters the game has ever seen. He tallied 3,089 hits in Main League Baseball with the Mariners, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. He performed 19 seasons within the majors and 9 seasons in Japan.
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Nevertheless, he didn’t seem like executed with gathering basehits.
In accordance with Kyodo Information, Ichiro performed in a sandlot-level recreation towards a workforce of highschool academics in Japan on Sunday. Not solely did he go 3-for-Four however he struck out 16 batters whereas throwing 131 pitches. His workforce gained the sport 14-0.
“I can nonetheless make it work,” he advised Japanese media after the sport. “No issues in any respect concerning both my elbow or shoulder. It was a blast.”
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There didn’t seem like any exhausting emotions from the opposing workforce after the sport. Kiyoshi Fujita, the supervisor of the academics’ workforce, mentioned the gamers had been simply having enjoyable.
“Sandlot gamers aren’t going to hit pitches like that. Each member of our workforce goes to recollect assembly the world-famous Ichiro. It actually was enjoyable.”
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Ichiro serves as an assistant with the Mariners.