Baseball has always been the sport for old-fashioned and sentimental people, the reunion between the legendary Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners probably warmed the heart of more than one fan, as the Mariners are giving to the 44-year-old the chance to finish his illustrious career at the place where it all began and match (sort of) Nolan Ryan's record for more seasons as a Pro with 27.
Nolan Ryan played from 1966 to 1993, becoming the MLB's strikeout leader with 5,714, becoming a Hall of Famer and is regarded as one of the greatest pitchers ever.
Ichiro was already a star during his playing days in Japan; at the time that he arrived the Major Leagues, he enjoyed a 10-year-long career in the Japanese league, where he won numerous accolades and the championship in 1995.
In his "rookie" season in the Majors, the Nipponese revolutionized the MLB and won the AL Rookie of the Year and the MVP in 2001, which was the beginning of a wonderful stint with the Mariners that lasted until 2012.
After brief tenures with the Yankees and the Marlins, Seattle brought back his prodigal son for one last ride with them. Between the MLB and the Japanese league, Ichiro has 4358 hits, 2073 runs, and 708 stolen bases.