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Ichiro goes yard in Seattle

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ichiro Suzuki has become the oldest player in 10-years to hit a home run. The Miami Marlins outfielder is 43-years-old.

He hit a home run in his final at-bat on Wednesday at Safeco Field, a place he used to call home. The former Seattle Mariner — who was honored with a bobblehead prior to the start of the game — hit the long ball off of pitcher Evan Marshall over the right-center wall.

Ichiro Suzuki (Getty Images)

Ichiro Suzuki (Getty Images)

“I saw the ball go over the fence, and I’ve got to pinch myself to make sure that that really happened,” Ichiro said through an interpreter. “I feel grateful that it happened. This one will be a special one to remember for a while.”

The Marlins lost the game 10-5. It was his first home run at the baseball stadium since April 18, 2012 when he was a member of the team.

He hit his home run at 43-years and a 179 days. Julio Franco, while a member of the New York Mets, is the oldest player ever to hit a home run at 48-years, 254 days when he hit a home run in 2007.

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