You couldn’t have scripted this any better if you had Hollywood’s best.
In what is probably his final at bat in Seattle’s Safeco Field, the Ichiro Suzuki deposited the first pitch of the ninth inning over the wall in right field.
The 377-foot line drive blast, which was his first against the Mariners in his career, wrapped up a three-game set at Ichiro’s old stomping grounds, where he collected 1,240 of his 3,033 hits in Major League Baseball:
If it’s his last at-bat in Seattle, Ichiro went out in style. pic.twitter.com/vNdQFXgQuH
— MLB (@MLB) April 19, 2017
Ichiro has now homered against 23 different teams and in 16 different stadiums, and, according to ESPN Stats & Info, hit a couple of age-related milestones:
Ichiro (43 years) is the oldest player to homer since Julio Franco (48 years) in 2007. Ichiro is also the oldest Marlins player to hit HR. https://t.co/hqp9uzcEeY
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 19, 2017
On the other hand, perhaps this won’t be Ichiro’s final game in Seattle.
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) March 29, 2017
One can only hope he keeps on rolling.
Michael Cerami contributed to this post.