• Kyodo


Free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki stunned Seattle Mariners fan Amy Franz with a gift on Tuesday, when the creator of the “Ichimeter” received a thank you card along with a package containing autographed spikes and a bat.

Franz created the sign board to mark Suzuki’s progress toward George Sisler’s single-season hit record in 2004, when she and the Ichimeter became a fixture in the right-field stands at Seattle’s Safeco Field. The original Ichimeter is now in the hall of fame.

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