Ichiro Suzuki Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height, Retire
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|Full Name:||Ichiro Suzuki|
|Birth Date:||October 22, 1973|
|Height:||5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)|
|Net Worth||$120 million|
|Education||Aikodai Meiden High School|
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Ichiro Suzuki is a popular retired Japanese professional baseball outfielder. He played most of his career with Orix Blue Wave of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan and also Seattle Mariners of MLB. Suzuki is a 3-time PDL MVP and ten-time MLB All-Star.
Early Life of Ichiro Suzuki
The Baseballer Suzuki was born on 22 October 1973, in the small town of Toyama in Japan. His age is 46 as of 2019 with birth sign Libra. His father’s name is Nobuyuki Suzuki and his mother is Yoshie Suzuki. At the age of 12, he decided to become a baseball player.
What Ethnicity is of Ichiro Suzuki?
He has one sibling Kazuyasu Suzuki. He holds Japanese and American nationality and belongs to Asian ethnic background. Suzuki graduated from Aikodai Meiden High School at Nagoya which had an excellent baseball program. Furthermore, he played early in life from his junior years at the school.
Married Life with Yumiko Fukushima
Ichiro Suzuki is married to Yumiko Fukushima. The couple married on December 3, 1999, in California, USA. However, there is no information about how the pair met first and their dating history as well. The couple spent more than 20 years together but did not share any children yet.
They are living a blissful life with mutual respect and cooperation which makes their bond unbreakable. The pair own a dog, Ikkyu (Shiba Inu). He was once got rumored in a controversial affair back in 2001, that he got physically engaged with married women in a hotel in Tokyo. He denied the rumors in an interview.
What is Ichiro Suzuki’s Net Worth and Salary as of 2019?
Ichiro Suzuki has an estimated net worth of $120 million earned through his professional career as of 2019. In the year 2016, he made $4 million from advertisement deals only in his home country Japan. It has been assumed that he once earned $7 million a year for his endorsement deals that came mostly from Japan. Currently, he is living a luxurious life with his family.
In the year 2011, they made a huge donation of $1.25 million to help people suffering from tsunamis and earthquakes.
How tall is Ichiro Suzuki?
Ichiro has an athletic body type. He stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 79 kgs. Likewise, he has black hair color and black eyes color with white skin tone.
The Professional Career of Ichiro Suzuki
- Ichiro Suzuki has made his NPB debut with one of the two six-team circuits of the Pacific League, on 11 July 1992, for the Orix BlueWave.
- With the arrival of the new manager, Akira Ōgi, in 1994, he got the opportunity to play in the second spot of the line-up every day.
- Suzuki made his first NPB All-Star Game appearance that year and continued for the next six years.
- Ichiro Suzuki garnered 210 hits in a 130-game season, thereby emerging as the first player to top 200 hits in a single season.
- Suzuki set a new PL record with his batting average of 385 that won him the first of his seven consecutive ‘PL’ batting champion titles.
- Similarly, he garnered the NPB Most Valuable Player award for three years in a row, starting from 1994.
- Ichiro NPB statistics stand at a batting average of 353, 1,278 hits, 118 home runs, 529 runs batted in, 658 runs.
- He also participated in an exhibition series during the 1996 season, against a visiting team of Major League All-Stars.
- In addition, he participated in a 1998 seven-game exhibition series between the Japanese and the American All-Stars.
- Suzuki finally made his MLB debut on 2 April 2001, for the Seattle Mariners, after signing a three-year.
- He made a rookie record of 242 hits, the maximum made by an MLB player after 1930.
- Ichiro also became the American League batting champion with a batting average of 350.
- Suzuki also became the league’s stolen base leader, with 56 stolen bases in that season.
- In the year 2017, he surpassed Panamanian MLB player Rod Carew to become the all-time leader in hits among foreign-born MLB players.