Ichiro Suzuki to be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday plans to induct all-star and former Mariners player Ichiro Suzuki into the Mariners Hall of Fame.

The induction is scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Park during a pregame ceremony before the Mariners vs. Cleveland Guardians game on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The ceremony will be a part of a weekend-long celebration of Ichiro’s baseball career.

Ichiro is a 10-time All-Star and was named American League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in 2001.

His career spanned 19 seasons with the Mariners, Yankees and Marlins, with a total of 3,089 hits.

He also played nine seasons with the Orix Blue Wave in Japan, with an additional 1,278 hits.

Ichiro is currently an instructor with the Mariners, where he focuses on outfield play, base running and batting.

He also holds the title of Special Assistant to the Chairman.

Additional accomplishments include the following:

  • 10 consecutive Gold Gloves.
  • 10 consecutive All-Star Game appearances.
  • MVP of the 2007 All-Star Game, where he went 3-for-3 and hit the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star Game history.
  • In 2001-2010, Ichiro had at least 200 hits each season, a major league record.
  • In 2004, he recorded 262 hits, surpassing the record of 257, set in 1927.
  • Three Silver Slugger Awards.
  • Two American League batting titles.
  • American League stolen base leader in 2001.
  • Became the 31st player in major league history to record 3,000 hits.

Ichiro will join current members of the Mariners Hall of Fame: Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson, Ken Griffey Jr., Lou Pinella and Jamie Moyer.