Ichiro Suzuki makes home debut

Updated: July 27, 2012, 11:20 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Normally, new acquisitions have do to something pretty special to endear themselves to the fans in the Bronx and become "true Yankees."

Ichiro Suzuki, however, appears to be the exception to the rule.

The 38-year-old right fielder received a rousing ovation from the sellout crowd of 49,571 at Yankee Stadium prior to his first at-bat on Friday night. Earlier, he tipped his hat to the Bleacher Creatures after they chanted his name during "roll call."

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