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NJBM Kids’ Hot Korner: Ichiro Suzuki

March 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans! I just put up my latest post in the Kids’ Hot Korner section of New Jersey Baseball Magazine.  This one is in honor of my aunt Rie Suzuki’s favorite player. Can you guess who it is?  If you want to read more about my aunt’s favorite MLB player from Japan, just click here. And […]

2011 Pre-Season Preview: AL West – Seattle Mariners

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Staff ace, Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners (2010 record: 61-101) Many pundits believed the Mariners could win the American League West last season – I am numbered among those people. The joke was on us. Instead of making a run at the Angels and the Rangers, the Mariners turned in one of the more disappointing efforts […]

Before Ichiro: Masanori Murakami

January 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ichiro Suzuki, of the Seattle Mariners, has established himself as one of the most reliable players in Major League Baseball.  In 2009, the Japanese sensation broke a 108-year-old mark of eight straight 200-hit  seasons set by Wee Willie Keeler in 1901.  Since his rookie season, the incomparable Ichiro has tormented  MLB pitchers by amassing hits […]

Crossing the Pacific

October 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, Korea. Baseball was merely a “demonstration” sport but that didn’t mean that the competition wasn’t fierce. Eight teams participated in the tournament which saw a final game played between the United States and Japan. The US team – led by future Major Leaguers Robin Ventura, Jim Abbott, […]

Pete Rose: Justice Delivered, But Only Temporarily And Only In Theory

September 12, 2010 by · 17 Comments 

Twenty five years ago today one of the most hallowed records in baseball history was broken when Pete Rose singled to left field against San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show (who’s tumultuous life and death were chronicled by ESPN’s Outside the Lines) for career hit number 4,192, passing the legendary Ty Cobb. Fireworks instantly went off […]

The Chase-inator and his Double-edged Sword

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Baseball’s premier hustler, Chase Utley, has a special skill set that includes the triple-threat of hitting, baserunning, and fielding, making him the gold standard for all second basemen.