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Lot # 713: 2001 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners Game Worn Jersey

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki had one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time when the Hall of Famer broke into the Major Leagues in 2001. Displayed is a 2001 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners' game worn alternate jersey. Suzuki was a major star in the Japanese Pacific League before he began his Major League play. In Japan, the outfielder was a 7-time Pacific League batting champion, a 7-time All-Star, a 3-time Pacific League MVP, a 3-time Pacific League MVP, and a Japanese Series Champion. Ichiro started play in MLB in 2001 as a right fielder with the Seattle Mariners. He was amazing: He led in American League in batting (.350), stolen bases (56), and hits (242), and he was both the AL MVP and the circuit's Rookie of the Year. That season, Seattle had a 116-46 record to win the AL West Division and the Mariners advanced to the AL Championship Series, in which Seattle lost 4-1 in games to the New York Yankees. Suzuki played 19 MLB seasons: Seattle Mariners (2001-12 & 2018-19), New York Yankees (2012-14), Miami Marlins (2015-17). In the Major Leagues, he was a 10-time All-Star, a 10-time Gold Glove recipient, a 3-time Silver Slugger winner, and a 2-time batting champ. The offered alternate jersey is blue, with silver trim. Across the chest is "MARINERS" in sewn-on silver letters with aqua trim. Above the team's name is the Mariner "compass/baseball" logo. On the left sleeve is an "All-Star Game 2001 Seattle" patch, with an MLB logo. Lower on the sleeve is a Russell manufacturer's sewn-on logo. On the left outside tail are three tags: Russell Athletic/MLB Authentic, "100% polyester," and "2001." Six Navy blue buttons go down the front, framed with silver edging. On back is "ICHIRO," on a Navy blue sewn-on nameplate, with white block, sewn-on letters, and aqua trim. Below the name is 51 in white sewn-on numerals with aqua trim. The attractive jersey shows moderate wear and is in EXCELLENT overall condition. It's a great memento for Ichiro, who had 1,278 hits in Japan and then came to the Major Leagues and had 3,089 more, for a total of 4,367, which is 111 more hits than garnered by the All-Time MLB Hit King, Pete Rose.

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