Ichiro Suzuki

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When Ichiro Suzuki signed a contract with the Seattle Mariners in 2000, he became the first everyday position player from Japan to enter Major League Baseball. Few people believed that the small, slender Suzuki, who wore his first name on the back of his jersey, would be able to succeed. But Ichiro, who was already a superstar in Japan, rapidly showed that his hitting literally knew no bounds. Although he has played in the major leagues only since the 2001 season, Ichiro has quickly established himself as one of ...

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Overview

When Ichiro Suzuki signed a contract with the Seattle Mariners in 2000, he became the first everyday position player from Japan to enter Major League Baseball. Few people believed that the small, slender Suzuki, who wore his first name on the back of his jersey, would be able to succeed. But Ichiro, who was already a superstar in Japan, rapidly showed that his hitting literally knew no bounds. Although he has played in the major leagues only since the 2001 season, Ichiro has quickly established himself as one of the game's top players. Not only has he won a Gold Glove in each of his first six seasons, but in 2004 he set an all-time Major League Baseball record: 262 hits in one season.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791098493
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: Baseball Superstars Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 562,992
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ichiro-mania     1
Ichiro's Childhood     7
The History of Baseball in Japan     21
"Human Batting Machine"     33
The Wizard: Rookie Year with the Mariners     52
2002-2003: High Expectations     72
A Year for the Record Books     84
2005-2006: The More Things Change ...     96
Statistics     113
Chronology and Timeline     114
Glossary     118
Bibliography     121
Further Reading     127
Index     129

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    Great for the young baseball fan

    It is great to read about a future Hall of Famer that people know very little about. I would recommend it to any young baseball fan.

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