What better time to talk about one of the all-time greats than the week that the MLB announced this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Ichiro is one player who not only made his own Hall of Fame career, but changed the landscape of the game internationally and opened doors once closed to many stars over in Japan. Today, Ichiro signed the last chapter in that illustrious career by agreeing to a minor league deal with Seattle.
Ichiro will retire in Japan and I can’t think of a better way for a legend of his caliber to go out. He was a national superstar, an all-time iron man and one of the more memorable players to ever step in the box.
Not that it should’ve ever been a question to do something like this, but kudos to the Seattle organization as well. They are going through a tough couple of decades, but they have brought us some of the best to ever do it on a baseball field, even during that drought.
Japan baseball is always great entertainment. If you haven’t seen clips from their leagues or anything they’ve done in collab with the MLB, here’s a taste of it.
That energy will be times a billion with the stadium pack to the gills to see Ichiro’s final at-bats. If you’re not tuned into that series then you’re missing out on what will be a historic event in the history of the game.
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