The incomparable Ichiro's 4,000 hits

An appreciation of one of the game's leading lights in a dark time for baseball

Originally Published: August 21, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

He began his major league career wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform and he might finish it wearing the dreaded New York Yankees pinstripes. Regardless of what uniform he has been in, though, the former MVP and many-time All-Star has always been the focus of an entire nation. His every movement, action and photo has drawn disproportionate media coverage, and still the demand of baseball fans and celebrity gawkers somehow is never satisfied. Even the man holding his country's highest office cannot ...

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