- NAME: Ichiro Suzuki
- OCCUPATION: Baseball Player
- BIRTH DATE: October 22, 1973 (Age: 40)
- Did You Know?: Ichiro Suzuki's parents run a museum dedicated to their son in Toyoyama, Japan.
- Did You Know?: After joining Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners in 2001, Ichiro Suzuki became the second player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP Awards in the same season.
- EDUCATION: Aikodai Meiden K?k?
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Kasugai, Japan
- Full Name: Ichiro Suzuki
- Nickname: Wizard
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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After starring in Japan, Ichiro Suzuki became the second Major League Baseball player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP Awards in the same season.
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However, he finished the 2011 season with an average below .300 and failed to win a Gold Glove Award for the first time since coming to the Majors.
Ichiro was traded to the New York Yankees in July 2012, and he batted .322 over his final 67 games to help the Yankees reach the playoffs. The following August, he recorded hit No. 4,000 between his playing days in Japan and the United States,
a testament to his incredible career and the ability of Japanese players to succeed in the American Major Leagues.
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