— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) August 7, 2016
Ichiro: “It’s not about the 3,000 and what I did. It’s about my teammates and the fans.” pic.twitter.com/i0wnbRcIFO
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) August 8, 2016
15 years ago with Ichiro made his Major League Debut with The Seattle Mariners. Under a lot of skepticism that he could not duplicate the success he had in Japan. Before making his April 2nd, 2001. Major League Scouts were wary about his unusual batting mechanics and his small physique.
During his first season in the Major League, he was able to record 242 hits, this would be the first of his 10 consecutive seasons with over 200 hits. In addition, he able to break and set countless league records with a batting average of .350, that warrants him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame as the first Japanese player ever to be enshrined in Cooperstown.