In honor of our selection of Ichiro being the best right fielder in M’s history, here are three games that defined his impeccable Mariners career.
Fact: The former Mariners outfielder, Ichiro Suzuki, is one of the greatest players to ever play in the MLB. His record-setting individual seasons and overall career have easily earned him a place in Cooperstown alongside the other greatest players the game has seen.
As I mentioned in our announcement post, there are few aspects of the game that Ichiro hasn’t mastered. His laundry list of achievements clearly makes him a contender for the greatest Mariners player of all-time and one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Since Ichiro’s career with the Mariners was undeniably historically brilliant, this top-three moments list will cover both his greatest games in M’s history -on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball- while also covering some of the records that he broke along the way.
From his iconic swing to his slickness on the basepaths to his nimbleness in the outfield grass, there is no shortage of amazing Ichiro moments.
There’s a reason he’s earned the nickname “wizard”. Much of what he does seems to be some kind of magical illusion that made so many Mariners fans wonder, “How did he just do that” or, just like M’s announcing great, Dave Niehaus, we would yell, “I don’t believe it!”
So without further ado, here are Ichiro Suzuki’s top-three best games and moments in a Mariners uniform.