Marlins president says team wants to open 2018 season in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Marlins president says team wants to open 2018 season in Japan

If Miami Marlins president David Samson gets his wish, Ichiro Suzuki and the Marlins would open the 2018 season in Japan en route to a World Series championship. Speaking Saturday, Samson said the National League club has Ichiro on the roster not because of ...

Mattingly excited about managing Ichiro

Dec 10, 2015

Mattingly excited about managing Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki has increased his fan base in Miami by one, new Marlins skipper Don Mattingly said Wednesday at the baseball winter meetings. Mattingly said he was thrilled to manage Ichiro, who is 65 hits shy of reaching 3,000 hits in his big league ...

Ichiro re-signs with Marlins for 2016

Oct 7, 2015

Ichiro re-signs with Marlins for 2016

Veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki signed a one-year contract to stay with the Miami Marlins in 2016, the team announced Tuesday. According to a baseball source, the deal is worth about $2 million, the same figure as his first one-year pact with the club signed ...

Ichiro makes pitching debut in season finale

Oct 5, 2015

Ichiro makes pitching debut in season finale

Ichiro Suzuki has accomplished quite a bit in his major league career. Now you can cross pitching off the list. Ichiro hit 142 kph and induced a swing and miss with a breaking pitch during a one-inning relief appearance for the Miami Marlins Sunday ...

Marlins ride offense, good pitching to victory over Mets

Sep 16, 2015

Marlins ride offense, good pitching to victory over Mets

Tom Koehler insisted he didn’t hit Yoenis Cespedes on purpose. What the right-hander definitely was trying to do was beat the New York Mets, which hasn’t been easy lately. Dee Gordon homered and had four hits to back Koehler’s effective pitching, and the Miami ...

Lions' Akiyama records 200th hit of season

Sep 14, 2015

Lions' Akiyama records 200th hit of season

Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama became only the sixth player in Japanese baseball history to record 200 hits in a season during a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday. Akiyama, 27, beat out an infield hit to third base in the fifth ...

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

Aug 19, 2015

Ichiro gets four hits in victory

After a rare off night, Ichiro Suzuki got back to hitting. Ichiro had his first four-hit game in over two years, and Cole Gillespie drove in a season-high three runs to lead the Miami Marlins to a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Aug 18, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma earns AL weekly accolade

The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma won his first American League Player of the Week honors on Monday. Iwakuma, 34, threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the fifth in Seattle history. He is the first Japanese recipient of the weekly award since ...

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

Aug 16, 2015

Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

It was inevitable that Ichiro Suzuki would unofficially pass Ty Cobb. The standing ovation on the road was more than he’d anticipated. “They’re high-class fans and I knew that coming in,” Ichiro said through an interpreter after getting his 4,192nd and 4,193rd hits in ...