Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Ichiro capped his return to Seattle with a homer on his bobblehead day

It's been an emotional few days for Ichiro Suzuki, who returned to Seattle with the Marlins to face the Mariners this week ... and he capped it off in just about the most perfect way possible.
Wednesday's series finale won by Seattle, 10-5, was also Ichiro Dual Bobblehead Day, in which fans received a bobblehead with two Ichiros, one from each team. Naturally, then, he stepped up in the ninth inning and crushed a home run, his first of the season:

On his way back to the dugout, he thanked Mariners fans for the warm reception this week -- not to mention all the love over the years when he was with the club.

Nicely done, Ichiro, particularly if this is the future Hall of Famer's last at-bat in The Emerald City.