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Suzuki played baseball from an early age. In a new manager gave Suzuki a starting spot on the team and let him swing the way he liked. He responded in amazing fashion, lifting his batting average to. He collected hits, a record for one season. Through he won seven consecutive Pacific League batting titles, posted a career average of. He was not a power hitter, but his speed and bat control were unmatched. He was also considered among the top outfielders, with the strongest, most accurate throwing arm in the league.

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Suzuki threw right-handed but batted left-handed. By Suzuki had established himself as the best baseball player in Japan and had begun his quest for stardom in the United States. A Japanese player in an American lineup was no longer quite the rarity it once had been; several Japanese pitchers, most notably Hideo Nomo and Hideki Irabu, had crossed the Pacific to play in the major leagues. Suzuki became the first non-pitcher to make the transition when he signed a three-year contract with the Mariners in November Because pitchers in the United States threw harder than their Japanese counterparts, some observers believed that Japanese hitters would struggle at the plate.

Suzuki made his major-league debut with the Mariners on April 2, His batting average in the regular season was. Five years later, in , he became the all-time leader in hits by a Japanese player, with 3, for his career in both Japan and the United States, and later in the year he recorded his 2,th major-league hit, reaching that plateau faster than any other player in history except Al Simmons.

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He collected more than hits—and was named to the AL All-Star team—in each of his first 10 seasons with the Mariners. I spent mine sitting in a district inservice. I'm one of those teachers who prefer to be standing in front of students rather than be sitting in front of a presenter. Oh well. It was completely out of my control. Happy Thursday and sayonara! Labels: autographed rookie card , bowman , graded cards , greg maddux , leaf , oakland a's , rookie card , topps.

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