A few days ago, Ichiro Suzuki told the media that he had pitched once before in the 1996 Japanese All-Star Game and he wanted a chance to do it again. Joe Girardi ultimately agreed that he’d like to see Ichiro pitch, but in a blowout situation or in a game where the entire 25-man roster was used. So, while I was skimming through YouTube this morning, I actually found the clip from the 1996 Japanese All-Star Game where Ichiro faced a batter. I won’t spoil how the at-bat ends, but Ichiro does have quite the arsenal. If you want to just see him pitch, fast forward to the 2:40 mark. The first half of the video is Ichiro warming up on the mound.
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