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The year was 2001. The Mariners were thought to be a team in transition. Recently departed were superstars Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey Jr. Alex Rodriguez had just hightailed it for Texas, along with a new mammoth contract. ESPN projected the Mariners to finish 3rd in the AL West, behind both the A’s and the Rangers.
Enter Ichiro - Major League Baseball’s first-ever Japanese position player. The result? Rookie of the Year, American League MVP, and an MLB record 116 wins for the Mariners. Timeless moment after timeless moment over 11 ½ years in a Seattle uniform. This Saturday, we honor #51 by immortalizing it forever in the rafters of T-Mobile Park.
Thank you Ichiro. We can’t wait to celebrate with you.