Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella puts his arm around Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki as workouts begin at their spring training camp in Peoria, Ariz., during Ichiro’s first season with the team. Now in his 16th season, Ichiro plays for the Miami Marlins and is just six hits away from joining an exclusive club of players, 29 in fact, who have 3,000 hits in their major league career.
Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella puts his arm around Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki as workouts begin at their spring training camp in Peoria, Ariz., during Ichiro’s first season with the team. Now in his 16th season, Ichiro plays for the Miami Marlins and is just six hits away from joining an exclusive club of players, 29 in fact, who have 3,000 hits in their major league career. LENNY IGNELZI AP File, 2001
Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella puts his arm around Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki as workouts begin at their spring training camp in Peoria, Ariz., during Ichiro’s first season with the team. Now in his 16th season, Ichiro plays for the Miami Marlins and is just six hits away from joining an exclusive club of players, 29 in fact, who have 3,000 hits in their major league career. LENNY IGNELZI AP File, 2001

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