Ichiro was a superstar in his 11 and a half years with the Mariners, and while he mainly known for the 2,533 of his 3,080 career hits he got with Seattle, his defense was every bit as spectacular. He won 10 Gold Glove awards with his tremendous athleticism and incredibly accurate, strong throwing arm from right field.
And on Saturday afternoon, the 44-year-old showed he can still get it defensively when he robbed Indians star Jose Ramirez of a home run.
Watch Ichiro show off the hops and glovework to steal one away from Ramirez and the Indians at Safeco Field:
Ichiro is back to robbing homers in Seattle.
This. Is. So. Cool. pic.twitter.com/LIdmiqVetW
— MLB (@MLB) March 31, 2018
He’s certainly made plays like that before at Safeco Field, like when climbed the wall to rob the Angels’ Garret Anderson of a dinger in 2005:
[Root Sports Northwest]