Ichiro Suzuki is a popular Japanese Baseball Outfielder. Ichiro Suzuki retired as a baseball player from the Tokyo Dome.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Ichiro Suzuki was born on October 22, 1973, and he is currently 47 years old. He was born in Kasugai, Japan, and holds Japanese nationality. Likewise, he is from a Christian family and Caucasian Descent ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.
Talking about his family, Ichiro was born to his father Nobuyuki Suzuki and her mother Yoshie Suzuki. Similarly, he has a brother named Yoshie Suzuki.
Moving towards his educational details, Ichiro completed his schooling at a local High School. Similarly, details regarding his higher education are not available right now. Ichiro maintains his low profile and hasn’t shared much about his private life.
Enhancing his favorite things and hobbies, Ichiro is a huge fan of actor Tom Cruise and actress Emma Watson. He loves Japanese Cuisine and loves watching movies and spending time with family. Likewise, his favorite colors are black, grey, and white, and his dream holiday destinations are Moscow, London, and Norway.
Professional Life and Career
Ichiro made his NPB debut on July 11, 1992, playing for Orix BlueWave. He actually gave his first appearance in 1994 and played till 2000. During this, he played 130 game seasons and became the first player to top 200 hits in a single season. Similarly, he also set a PL record with a batting average of .385.
With his excellent playing, Ichiro was named “Hit Manufacturing Machine”. In 1998, Ichiro participated in seven-game exhibition series between American and Japanese. On April 2, 2001, Ichiro made his MLB debut by signing a 3-year contract with “Seattle Mariners”. This year was a fabulous year for Ichiro which marked his rising career.
In the 2004 season, Ichiro broke the record of the most number of hits with 262 hits in a season. Before, it was kept by George Sisler with 257 hits in 1920.
Ichiro was also a part of the Japanese National Team who won the World Baseball Classic in 2006. In July 2007, Ichiro extended his contract with Mariners for 5 years. Likewise, he became the 2nd youngest player to gain 3000 top-level professional hits on July 29, 2008.
Furthermore, Ichiro became the first MLB player to gain a 200 hit mark for 10 seasons in a row. On July 23, 2012, he was sold to the “New York Yankees” by the “Mariners”. Moreover, Ichiro signed a one-year contract with “Miami Marlins” on Jam=nuary 23, 2015.
In 2019, Ichiro retired from baseball at the age of 47. He had an emotional farewell in Tokyo.
Net Worth and Achievements
Ichiro is a former professional baseball player and has certainly earned a decent amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be $200 million US dollars as of 2021. His main source of hearing is his athlete career. Ichiro is enjoying his wealth with his family.
Ichiro has received several awards. In 1994, he won the Pacific League’s “Most Valuable Player”. Similarly, his other awards include “MVP of Pacific League” (1995-96), Led Japan’s “Orix Blue Wave to Pacific League Pennant” (1998), “American League Rookie of the Year” (2001), “American League Most Valuable Player” (2001), and many more.
Ichiro Suzuki is married to Yumiko Fukushima. Yumiko was a “TBS TV” announcer and sportscaster. The marriage was held in Santa Monica, California, on December 3, 1999. The couple doesn’t share any children till now.
Moving on, there is no information regarding his past relationships. Neither Ichiro has ever spoken on the topic. Ichiro doesn’t want to reveal his past relationship with the media.
Being an athlete, Ichiro has maintained a proper and fit body. Ichiro is 5 feet 9.5 inches (1.76m) tall and weighs around 56 kg 124 lbs.). Similarly, he has biceps of 11.5 inches and his shoe size is 8 inches (UK). His actual body measurement (Chest-Waist-Hip) is around 37-30-32 inches. Moreover, Ichiro has black hair with a pair of stunning black eyes.
Ichiro Suzuki is seen on some of the social media sites. He has a Facebook account with over 2280 followers. Similarly, he also has an Instagram account with more than 1380 followers. Ichiro has 3 posts as of now which include pictures of his baseball matches. Likewise, Ichiro has also a Twitter account with 339 followers.