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Ichiro's top moments during his illustrious career

Outfielder has wowed baseball fans with his glove, arm and bat
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SEATTLE -- In his 18 seasons in the Majors, Ichiro Suzuki has provided a flood of highlight-reel material for fans across the globe. Though the 44-year-old isn't considering himself officially retired yet, here are his Top 10 MLB moments:

The 3,000th hit: Even though he spent nine years in Japan racking up 1,276 hits before venturing to the Majors, Ichiro became the 30th player in MLB history to join the 3,000 hit club with a triple off the wall off Rockies reliever Chris Rusin while playing with the Marlins on Aug. 7, 2016.

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SEATTLE -- In his 18 seasons in the Majors, Ichiro Suzuki has provided a flood of highlight-reel material for fans across the globe. Though the 44-year-old isn't considering himself officially retired yet, here are his Top 10 MLB moments:

The 3,000th hit: Even though he spent nine years in Japan racking up 1,276 hits before venturing to the Majors, Ichiro became the 30th player in MLB history to join the 3,000 hit club with a triple off the wall off Rockies reliever Chris Rusin while playing with the Marlins on Aug. 7, 2016.

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Video: MIA@COL: Ichiro triples for his 3,000th hit

Step aside, George Sisler: Ichiro set a single-season hit record in 2004 when he passed Hall of Famer George Sisler in the final days of his fourth season in Seattle. Sisler cranked out 257 hits for the St. Louis Browns in 1920 and nobody touched that mark until Ichiro moved past him on Oct. 1 on the way to a remarkable 262-hit season.

Video: TEX@SEA: Ichiro breaks single-season hits record

Welcome to Ichiro's arm: While hits are clearly Ichiro's calling card, his right arm deserves plenty of attention as well and was a big part of his run of 10 straight Gold Glove Awards from 2001-10. The Major League world was alerted to this part of Ichiro's game early in his rookie year when he fired a laser -- since come to be known as "The Throw" -- from right field to nail Terrence Long of the A's trying to go first to third on a base hit.

Video: SEA@OAK: Ichiro throws out Long at third base

All-Star moment: Ichiro made 10 All-Star Games during his first 10 years in Seattle, a decade of dominance from a guy who made a living on infield singles and stolen bases. But he had some pop in that bat as well and, yeah, he could run. So of course it was an inside-the-park homer in the 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco that will be long remembered, a shot off the wall that former and future teammate Ken Griffey Jr. had to chase down as Ichiro circled the bases.

Video: 2007 ASG: Ichiro hits an inside-the-park home run

Walk it off: The man who has the sixth-most singles in MLB history at 2,514 also hit a few homers, 117 to be exact, in his 18 seasons. His best regular-season shot? That would be a walkoff homer off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera on Sept. 18, 2009.

Video: NYY@SEA: Ichiro's walk-off homer wins it in the ninth

You really can go home: Ichiro returned to play in Japan in 2012 when the Mariners faced the A's in the first two games of the regular season in the Tokyo Dome. Playing in front of a boisterous crowd -- and a huge advertisement bearing his picture on the back wall of the Dome in left field -- he got four hits in the Opening Day win.

Video: SEA@OAK: Ichiro matches Mariners' Opening Day record

The hit machine: If anything epitomizes Ichiro's MLB career it's his remarkable consistency. And on Sept. 23, 2010, he ripped his 200th hit of the season in Toronto … which made him the first player ever to reach 200 hits in 10 straight seasons.

Video: SEA@TOR: Ichiro gets No. 200 for 10th straight year

Trading sides: With Ichiro, unique things always seemed to happen. So, of course, when Seattle choose to trade him to the Yankees on July 23, 2012, the swap came when the Yankees were playing at Safeco Field. Ichiro merely traded clubhouses and uniforms and played that night in right field for the Yankees. He was given a huge ovation by the Mariners fans before his first at-bat and extended heartfelt bows to the crowd in return.

Video: NYY@SEA: Ichiro singles in his first Yankees at-bat

He hits and he takes 'em away: Ichiro made plenty of spectacular catches in right field for the Mariners, but one that leaps to the top of the list was his "Spider-man" effort on May 2, 2005, to steal a home run from the Angels' Garret Anderson.

Video: ANA@SEA: Ichiro robs Anderson with amazing catch

A showman to the end: Ichiro didn't hit much in his final 15 games with the Mariners in his reunion this season, batting .205 in 44 at-bats. But his Opening Night return for his first time in a Seattle uniform since 2012 lit up the Safeco Field crowd and he provided one last highlight-reel moment by robbing Cleveland's Jose Ramirez by going up over the wall to steal a home run in the second game of the season.

Video: CLE@SEA: Ichiro makes amazing grab to rob homer

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB

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