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October 22, 2012
Happy Birthday, Ichiro!
Turning 39 today, I had to spotlight Ichiro: these vivid images are from a late September Yankees game against Oakland. Above, he gets out of the way of a some high-and-tight heat. Below, he's flying around the bases, after smacking a double.
Here's some food for thought: while it's generally agreed that Ernie Banks is the best player who never appeared in the World Series, does Ichiro also belong in that same discussion?