Ichiro Suzuki announces retirement: 5 Top Twitter reactions

Ochiro Suzuki to retire after Tokyo Dome game against oakland - Image credit - Keith Allison / Flickr
Ochiro Suzuki to retire after Tokyo Dome game against oakland - Image credit - Keith Allison / Flickr

Mainstream media reported his announcement to retire will probably formally happen on Thursday. He played for the Seattle Mariners.

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Ichiro Suzuki plays for the Seattle Mariners. MSN reported that Japanese news agency Kyodo reported his Thursday game against Oakland will be his last. Twitter reacted to the news.

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Ichiro Suzuki ends in a storybook moment

Mariners' new player Yusei Kikuchi made his debut at the Tokyo Dome, as his fellow countryman is applauded across the world for his contribution to baseball.

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One word tributes to Ichiro on Twitter

One user asked fans to describe Ichiro in one word when the news broke. Hundreds of people reacted, and one-word descriptions included 'Legend," "Iconic," "perfectionist," "Hall of famer," "Greatness," "Unique," and so many more.

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Honoring him at his penultimate game in Tokyo

It was very moving when Ochiro played his penultimate game. He was honored by his team and the fans watching. The team knew he would retire, the fans did not at that time.

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