We've noted that Ichiro Suzuki may be a wizard before on this blog. He provided an all-time MLB highlight just days after his MLB debut, racked up 3,000-plus hits in 16 years and, at the age of 42 last season, slashed at an incredible .291/.354/.376 line. He stole 10 bases and had five triples!
So, it's hardly a surprise that the 10-time Gold Glove winner told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that he wants to play until he's 50. Check it out below:
Only a handful of Major Leaguers have kept playing close to 50 years of age. Many were token appearances, but some like Julio Franco (49) and Jamie Moyer (49) were everyday members of the roster. So, who's to say Ichiro can't do it -- especially since he almost literally has #nooffseason:
Look at this man.
He also hit a cool .302 in 43 at-bats this spring and has a club option for 2018. We're on board with it, Ichiro. And if you can't do it for us, please do it for this guy.
Check out the rest of the Herald article here.