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Mariners celebrate Ichiro Suzuki during special weekend at T-Mobile Park Sept. 13-15

September 11, 2019

The Seattle Mariners will celebrate the remarkable career of Ichiro Suzuki during a weekend of special events and activities at T-Mobile Park September 13, 14 and 15, when the Mariners meet the Chicago White sox. Ichiro Weekend Friday, September 13: Ichiro-themed postgame fireworks show, presented by T-Mobile and Area 51

The Seattle Mariners will celebrate the remarkable career of Ichiro Suzuki during a weekend of special events and activities at T-Mobile Park September 13, 14 and 15, when the Mariners meet the Chicago White sox.

Ichiro Weekend

Friday, September 13: Ichiro-themed postgame fireworks show, presented by T-Mobile and Area 51 T-shirt Ticket Special. A postgame pyrotechnics show will be accompanied by music and video highlights from Ichiro’s remarkable baseball career from his dazzling rookie/MVP season of 2001 through his emotional farewell at the Tokyo Dome. Those who purchse tickets through a special online-only offer will receive an Area 51 T-shirt (while supplies last). The cost is $28 for Main Level seats and must be purchased by noon on Friday at Mariners.com/Area51.

Saturday, September 14: Ichiro Bobblehead Night & Pregame Presentation – The first 20,000 fans will receive a limited edition bobblehead depicting Ichiro’s farewell cap tip to fans on March 21, his last game as a Mariners player. Ichiro will receive the Mariners Franchise Achievement Award during a pregame presentation.

Sunday, September 15: Ichiro Replica Jersey T-shirt – The first 15,000 fans through the gates will receive a replica jersey T-shirt with his iconic #51 on the back, courtesy of Sato Pharmaceutical.

Franchise Achievement Award

During a pregame presentation on Saturday, Ichiro will receive the Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award. The award was created in 2016 to recognize significant contributions to the Seattle Mariners. The first recipients of the award were John Ellis and Howard Lincoln, who both hold the title of Chairman Emeritus. The presentation will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m. and will include a video tribute and remarks from Ichiro.

Saturday Flash Sale

Specially priced tickets are available for Saturday’s game. View Level tickets are just $15 when purchased through this special offer before midnight Thursday. They are available at Mariners.com/Flash (promo code ICHIRO), Mariners Team Stores and the T-Mobile Box Office.

Legendary Career

Ichiro began his Major League career with the Mariners in 2001, taking the American League by storm during his rookie year. He led the league in hits and stolen bases, won the A.L. batting title, a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger, and was named Rookie of the Year and MVP. The 2001 season marked Ichiro’s first of 10 consecutive seasons with at least 200 hits – a Major League record – including a single-season MLB record 262 hits in 2004.

With his iconic batting stance, acrobatic leaps at the wall and laser beam throws from right field, Ichiro electrified fans with nightly displays of his baseball prowess. Over the course of his illustrious career, Ichiro won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves, made 10 straight trips to the All-Star Game (and was named MVP in 2007 after going three-for-three with the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star Game history).

During the 14 years he spent with the Mariners, Ichiro racked up a number of club records including hits (2,542), batting (.321), at-bats (7,907), triples (79) and stolen bases (438). He also ranks second in games (1,861) and runs (1,181), is third in doubles (295) and total bases (3,292), fourth is extra-bases (473) and ranks fifth in RBI (633) and walks (517).

In addition to his years in Seattle, Ichiro played for the New York Yankees (2012-2014) and Miami Marlins (2015-2017). He also played nine season with Orix of the Nippon Professional Baseball League (1992-2000), where he was a seven-time batting champion, All-Star and Gold Glove winner and three-time Pacific League MVP.