Classic Photos of Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki joined a select group of professional hitters with a significant milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, as the Yankees outfielder connected his 4,000th career hit between the U.S. and Japanese Majors, a first-inning single off the Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey at Yankee Stadium. The total includes 1,278 hits that Ichiro collected in Japan as a member of the Orix Blue Wave. The single off Dickey also marked the 2,722nd hit of Ichiro's Major League career, moving him past Yankees legend Lou Gehrig on the all-time list. Ichiro wore No. 51 with the Mariners and currently dons No. 31 with the Yankees, so we'll split the difference and present 41 classic photos of the Japanese outfielder through the years.