ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Ichiro says goodbye to baseball after 28 seasons

'Magician with the bat' amassed 4,367 hits in Japan and US

TOKYO -- Legendary Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki picked up his bat for the last time Thursday, retiring at age 45 as one of the greatest to ever play the game with 4,367 combined hits in Japan and the U.S.

“I have achieved so many of my dreams in baseball both in my career in Japan and, since 2001, in Major League Baseball," Suzuki said Thursday. "I am honored to end my big-league career where it started, with Seattle, and think it is fitting that my last games as a professional were played in my home country of Japan."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more