This time lapse for each one of Ichiro Suzuki's hits during his MLB career is mesmerizing
Seattle Mariners Ichiro Suzuki (51) looks on from the warm up circle while playing the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
On Thursday, Ichiro Suzuki announced he was transitioning to a front office role with the Mariners. And while he insisted he was not retiring until he started "using a cane," what he accomplished over his 18-year MLB career is in the category of legendary. In addition to two batting titles, 10 All-Star selections and being named the AL MVP and Rookie of the Year in his first MLB season -- he also notched 3,089 hits.
The 3,000-hit club is an exclusive place not many can say they're a part of. MLB.com's Daren Willman created a time lapse of each one of Ichiro's hits during his MLB career -- and it's mesmerizing:
That's a lot of hits.
Not only is it a beautiful creation, but you can see how fast he was at getting out of the box -- and there wasn't much of the field he didn't cover with his bat.