Some happy news back in my hometown St. Louis, MO, USA. The St. Louis Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the St. Louis Cardinals are having a great year. While looking at some news about the baseball Cardinals I was pleased to see that a Japanese native MLB player was being recognized for breaking an MLB record.
Ichiro Suzuki (鈴木 一朗) is a Japanese professional baseball right fielder for the Miami Marlins of the Major League Baseball. Originally a player in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), Ichiro moved to the United States in 2001 to play in the MLB for the Seattle Mariners, with whom he spent 11 seasons. After that he played for the New York Yankees.
Ichiro has established a number of batting records, including MLB's single-season record for hits with 262. He had 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons, the longest streak by any player in baseball history. Between his career hits in Japan's and America's major leagues, Ichiro stands at second place in all-time in top-flight hits, trailing only behind the great Pete Rose.
I was glad to see that he received a warm response in my hometown.