Random 300 character fact o' the day:
Ichiro Suzuki, often known simply as Ichiro, born October 22, 1973 in Toyoyama, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, is the right fielder for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. He moved to the United States in 2001 after playing for nine years for the Orix Blue Wave in Japan's Pacific League. When the Blue Wave granted his release after the 2000 season, Ichiro signed a contract with the Mariners. He became the first Japanese-born everyday position player in the Major Leagues. By all accounts, Ichiro has not suffered any significant decrease in performance after his transition to the American Major Leagues. Indeed, many believe that his performance in the Majors already surpasses his accomplished career in Japan.