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Ichiro still defying expectations at age 42 as he chases 3,000 hits

Miami Marlins center fielder Ichiro Suzuki watches from the dugout in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)
Marlins center fielder Ichiro Suzuki watches from the dugout during a game against the Braves on June 30 in Atlanta. (John Bazemore / AP)

The Mariners great, now with the Miami Marlins, is having a vintage season as he approaches one of baseball’s more-hallowed milestones. Seemingly more at ease on and off the field, he plans to play “at least” until age 50.