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....This was a great day for Ichiro...a good day for the Miami Marlins and a lot of fun was had by all.
Be sure to read about the celebration after this AP report.
MIAMI -- Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has broken a Japanese record for runs set by slugger Sadaharu Oh.
Suzuki scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's home run Saturday to help the Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 8-0. The run gave Suzuki 1,968 in the major leagues (1,310) and Japan (658), surpassing Oh's record for a Japanese player.
Suzuki received a big ovation from the crowd and a jubilant greeting from his teammates when he scored the record-breaking run.
Actually that wasn’t the half of it.
When he returned to his left field position...the announcement was made to the crowd....which then rose to applaud Ichiro. He doffed his cap several times and then the game resumed.
After the game...the Marlins had to home plate dug up...and it was presented to Ichiro in the clubhouse with all the players surrounding him.
Quite a clubhouse moment and quite a guy!