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It’s been a pretty special week for Ichiro Suzuki. The 43-year-old Mariners legend and current Miami Marlin has been treated like royalty in what could be his final visit to Seattle. And he capped off his emotional homecoming the best way anyone could possibly imagine.
Wednesday was Ichiro Dual Bobblehead Day at Safeco Field. The first 20,000 fans to walk through the turnstiles received a bobblehead statue featuring not one but two Ichiros—one in a Mariners uniform commemorating his single season hits record in 2004, and another in a Marlins uniform recognizing his 3,000th major league hit in 2016.
It was a pretty damn classy way for the Mariners to recognize a franchise icon:
— B-Leezy (@justB_leezy22) April 20, 2017
So what did Ichiro do? He went 2-for-4 and hit a home run in what was probably his last at-bat in Seattle. Take a look:
It’s not every day you see fans give a member of the opposing team a standing ovation for hitting a home run.
The Mariners social media team was impressed, too.
Ichiro home run.
— Mariners (@Mariners) April 19, 2017
Still unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/MIHBDf4YBS
— Mariners (@Mariners) April 20, 2017
You couldn’t have written Ichiro’s final game in Seattle any better.
Hat Tip – [Cut4]