Former Mariners great Ichiro Suzuki took the mound for the Marlins on Sunday, fulfilling a dream he's had since joining the MLB 15 years ago.
Ichiro Suzuki had tried to get a turn on the mound since he came to the United States 15 years ago and joined the Seattle Mariners. On Sunday, the final day of the 2015 regular season, he got his chance to pitch for his current team, the Miami Marlins.
Marlins manager Dan Jennings put in Suzuki, 41, in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Suzuki first faced Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera, who doubled to right. Cameron Rupp flew out, then pinch hitter Darnell Sweeney slapped another double to right field, plating Herrera.
Shortstop Freddy Galvis grounded out and outfielder Aaron Altherr flew out to end the inning, and Suzuki escaped with just one earned run in his inning on the mound.