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Ichiro Suzuki, Raul Ibanez Turning Back the Clock for the New York Yankees

upon a time, Ichiro Suzuki was a run-scoring, hit-producing machine at the top of the order for the Seattle Mariners.

Ichiro scored at least 100 runs in his first eight seasons in the major leagues after coming to the Mariners from the Japanese League in 2001 and recorded at least 200 hits a season for 10 straight years (2001-10).

At one point during Suzuki’s run of excellence in Seattle, Raul Ibanez was in the middle of the Mariners order, driving in Suzuki and others while racking up three straight 100-plus RBI seasons for Seattle from 2006-08.

Suzuki was already an established star when he came to the U.S. at the age of 27. Now a little less than a month shy of his 39th birthday, Ichiro has found a fountain of youth since ...

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