Seattle welcomes back playoffs, M's, try to skip elimination
There was bunting draped off the railings in October and logos painted on the grass of T-Mobile Park that were absent for the past two decades when the Seattle Mariners were stuck in baseball purgatory and left as a spectator every postseason.
On this day: October 22
1973: Baseball player Ichiro Suzuki is born in Kasugai, Aichi, Japan. Originally a player in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, Ichiro moved to the United States in 2001 to play in the MLB for the Seattle Mariners, with whom he spent 12 seasons before being traded to the New York Yankees during the 2012 season. He has played for the Miami Marlins since 2015. Between his 1,278 career hits in Japan's and his more than 3,000 MLB hits, he has the most hits by any player in top tier professional leagues, surpassing Pete Rose's 4,256 hits in June 2016. Hide Caption