Tag Archive: Ichiro Suzuki

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[1/19/2018] Orix Buffaloes, Chunichi Dragons interested in Ichiro

If forty-four-year-old Ichiro Suzuki decides to return to the NPB this year, at least two teams will be interested: the Orix Buffaloes and Chunichi Dragons. And according to Sports Hochi, the Dragons may have already submitted an offer to the outfielder.

For those wondering, Ichiro has connections to both Orix and Chunichi. The veteran was born in Aichi and was a fan of the Dragons as a child. When he turned pro, he played for the Orix Blue Wave.

Source: Sponichi 1/19/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/19/2018, Daily Sports 1/19/2018, Sports Hochi 1/19/2018, Sports Hochi 1/19/2018

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[11/17/2016] Ichiro Suzuki Gold Stamp Set

The Japan Post announced today that they will release a special limited edition 24-karat gold Ichiro Suzuki stamp.

Stamp Set Details

Name Ichiro MLB 3,000 Hits Commemorative Gold Stamp Set
Cost 510,000 yen (includes shipping and taxes)
Orders November 21, 2016 until December 17, 2016;
or until supplies run out (fifty-one will be available)
Delivery Beginning on March 11, 2017, within a two-week period
Set Details 24-karat/16gram gold stamp
Ichiro Photo
Ichiro autograph
* includes MLB Authentication Program Hologram

Source: Japan Post announcement (press release), Japan Post announcement (details), Japan Post announcement (sample image)

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[8/8/2016] Ichiro reaches 3,000 MLB hits

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[6/17/2016] Mizuno to release items commemorating Ichiro’s 4,257 hits

Mizuno announced on June 17 that it was going to release a number of items to commemorate Ichiro Suzuki’s 4,257 NPB+MLB hits.

  • T-shirt: 3,800 yen – early August
  • Hooded parka: 7,800 yen – early August
  • Face towel: 2,000 yen – early August
  • Glove leather bag tag: 6,000 yen – early September
  • Glove leather key case: 7,500 yen – early September
  • Uniform-shape key holder: 1,000 yen – early September

Source: Mizuno announcement (pdf)

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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