POST 2002 SEASON
Ichiro wins Gold Glove
Ichiro was awarded the Gold Glove for the 2nd straight season in the American League. It was on November 13 during his Japan homecoming.
Ichiro in Japan for all star
Ichiro was a member of the MLB all star team to face the Japan all stars from Nov. 10. It surprised fans that he could not hit himself on base until the 3rd game.
ICHIRO WITH THE SEATTLE MARINERS IN 2002
September 27 Ichiro was 3 in 5 and he even stole base. The Mariners clinched the game in the 12th inning 7 to 6 over the Anaheim Angels.
September 26 The Mariners took the lead but was caught up in the 9th inning and in the 10th inning its loss was finalized. Ichiro did not have a hit. It was a 5 to 3 victory for the Oakland Athletics. The Mariners hope to advance to the playoffs vanished.
September 25 Ichiro had one hit in an exciting game which the Mariners again reversed in the 8th inning. Mike Cameroon blasted a 2 run homer. Kazuhiro Sasaki closed the game. The Mariners won 3 to 2 over the Oakland Athletics.
September 24 Ichiro kicked off the game with a home run. He had another hit. The Mariners was losing but in the 8th inning clinched the lead and defeated the Oakland Athletics 8 to 7.
Ichiro with his 2nd hit of the day marked his 200th hit of the year.
It's for the 2nd year in the row he's had so many hits, and only the 7th player to make the mark for 2 straight years.
The Mariners also won the game 3 to 2 over the Anaheim Angels,
Michiyo's Note: Ichiro after the game told Japanese reporters that he was happy for his achievement. He added the importance is to be consistent, and to be in good health to play ball.
September 21 Ichiro hit a runner back home to contribute to his team's win of 6 to 4 over the Anaheim Angels. His batting average is .320.
September 20 Ichiro tripled. But that was all. His team had a devastating game of 1 to 8 against the Anaheim Angels.
September 19 Ichiro had only one hit but got on base several times. He's stole base for the 30th time. However in the end, the Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers in the 10th inning 7 to 12.
September 17 Ichiro had only one hit. Out in the field he caught a difficult fly. The Mariners clinched the game in the 11th inning 3 to 2 from the Texas Rangers.
September 16 Ichiro had 3 hits. Also, he was walked with bases full in the 11th inning contributing to the final win of 6 to 5 over the Texas Rangers.
September 15 Ichiro finally had a hit after a series of no hit games. It was the first in 16 times at bat. His team at last won after 6 losses in a row, 6 to 3 to the Oakland Athletics.
September 12 The Mariners stuck, and Ichiro with only one hit in a 3 to 7 game against the Texas Rangers.
September 11 We're finally seeing a better Ichiro. He with a bunt got himself on base. He also doubled. But in the end the Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 3 to 4.
September 9 Ichiro finally hit himself on base. He had 2 hits, including a homer. But his team lost 7 to 12 to the Texas Rangers.
September 8 Ichiro did not get a hit again, meaning he's been without one for 3 games. Fortunately, his team managed to win the game 16 to 9 against the Kansas City Royals in the 11th inning.
September 4 Ichiro had only one hit. His batting average is slipping. It's currently .332. His team lost to the Minnesota Twins 2 to 3.
August 31 It was another 1 hit day for Ichiro affecting his batting average. His team was in the 9th inning defeated by the Kansas City Royals 4 to 2.
August 30 A baseball strike was off, and games were all played as scheduled on the day. Ichiro had one hit only. His batting average at this point .336 or 3rd in the league. As much as he's losing steam his team lost to the Kansas City Royals 5 to 1.
August 29 Ichiro did not have any hits. Still he team was able to beat the Minnesota Twins this time 2 to 0.
August 28 Ichiro had only one hit again. His team against lost to the Minnesota Twins. It was 1 to 2.
August 27 Ichiro only had one hit. His team lost to the Minnesota Twins 5 to 2.
August 25 Ichiro had 3 hits. And his batting average slightly improved to .342. The Mariners this time defeated the Cleveland Indians 12 to 4.
August 24 Ichiro had a hit and an RBI. But they weren't enough for the team. The Mariners in the final inning again succumbed to the Cleveland Indians 3 to 5. The Mariners with the loss fell to 3rd place. Ichiro's batting average too is 3rd in the league.
August 23 Ichiro tripled. And served as a breakthrough hit for the team to hit in runs. However in the end the Mariners lost to the Cleveland Indians 2 to 4. The team fell to 2nd place in the league standing.
August 22 Ichiro had only one hit. But his team not only beat the Detroit Tigers 3 to 2, the Mariners was back on top in the league standing
August 21 Ichiro had 2 hits. The Mariners exceed the Detroit Tiger in the 8th inning. And Mariners won 8 to 2.
August 20 Ichiro was back on the right field. He showed great performance out there. But he would not get himself on base other than through a walk. The Mariners lost again to the Detroit Tigers 3 to 6.
August 19 Ichiro had 2 hits. He tried once to steal 2nd base, but failed. He did achieve an RBI too. However the Mariners lost the game to the Detroit Tigers 3 to 4 and fell to 2nd place.
August 18 Ichiro was walked 3 times. Twice was deliberately by Roger Clemens. He came home once, but did not have a hit. His team however this time defeated the New York Yankees 5 to 2.
August 17 After a no hit day the previous day Ichiro was back on track. He had 2 hits. And he fielded out in centerfield replacing Mike Cameron. The Mariners however lost its 2nd straight game to the New York Yankees 8 to 3.
August 15 Ichiro batted in a run again with his one hit. The Mariners won 4 to 3 over the Boston Red Sox.
August 14 Ichiro had 2 hits. In the 7th inning he hit a runner back home. His batting average slightly improved to .346. However, the Mariner were clobbered by the Boston Red Sox 5 to 12.
August 13 Ichiro contributed a lot with his bat. Withe the game a tie in the 3rd inning, he batted in. In all, he had 2 hits. The Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 10 to 3.
August 11 Ichiro had only one hit again but he stayed on top. The Chicago White Sox won 6 to 5.
August 10 Ichiro was on base 3 times, once on a error, another with a ball smashing into his arm. He had only one hit. He's batting at .345 as of the end of the day. The Mariners clinched a game it was losing to the Chicago White Sox 7 to 3.
August 8 Ichiro's batting average slipped with only one hit in 5. But he emerged back to first place. That's because his rival, Kansas City Royals' Mike Sweeney has been out too long. The Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3 to 1.
August 7 Ichiro marked his 400th hit in MLB. He had 2 hits this day. The Mariners managed to clinch the game in the 10th inning, 5 to 4 over the Toronto Blue Jays.
August 4 Ichiro got himself on base 3 times. He's hitting .350, which is still 2nd. His team however, in the end lost to the Cleveland Indians 8 to 10.
August 3 This time Ichiro achieved 2 hits. He hit in one home and contributed to the Mariners 12 to 4 win over the Cleveland Indians. But he's still hitting 2nd in the league.
August 1 Ichiro had a hit and stole to 2nd. He's batting average fell to .348. But his team beat the Cleveland Indians 10 to 6.
July 31 Ichiro had a 2 base hit. He was walked once. He's still hitting 2nd at .350. Most important, his team defeated the Detroit Tigers 5 to 2.
July 30 Ichiro at last hit himself to first, after playing the past games hitless. And his team clinched a victoyr in the bottom of the 10th. With bases loaded Mark McLemore gave a surprising squeeze play to take his team to a 5 to 4 win over the Detroit Tigers. Ichiro at .351 is 2nd in the league.
July 27 Ichiro did not have a hit, lowering his batting average to .358. But his team won 3 to 1 to the Anaheim Angels, clinching back first place in the division.
July 26 Ichiro had just one hit this time. And the Mariners failed to defeat the Anaheim Angels in a shut out game of 0 to 8. The Mariners as a result fell from the first spot in the American League West, while the Angels clinched it.
July 25 Ichiro was splendid he had a whooping 3 hits. One of them, a 3 run homer. He's hitting .363. And his contribution has given the Mariners a 7 to 2 win over the Texas Rangers.
July 24 Ichiro had 2 hits again but his team lost this time 3 to 4 to the Texas Rangers.
July 23 Ichiro had 2 hits including a homer. He's hitting .358 staying on top. He helped his team beat the Texas Rangers 4 to 1.
July 21 Ichiro had just one hit. But it was one which Ichiro earned by sliding to first base. His batting average went down to .356. The Mariners lost 5 to 7 to the Anaheim Angels.
July 20 After getting walked, Ichiro stole to second, his 24th. He had one hit. His team was taking the lead, at one point was ahead by 4 runs but in the end lost 6 to 7 to the Anaheim Angels.
July 19 Ichiro was 2 in 4. But the Mariner had a big loss to the Anaheim Angels 15 to 3.
July 16 Ichiro is being consistent. He's had 2 hits again. But again his team lost the Baltimore Orioles 1 to 6.
July 15 Ichiro had 2 hits this time. And with a batting average of .357 he kept first place. His team however, lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5 to 6.
July 13 Ichiro did something he's never done before in the US Major Leagues. He slammed 2 home runs for 2 consecutive times at bat. However, his team in the end lost to Tampa Bay DevilRays 3 to 4.
July 12 Ichiro had 2 hits. One of them he earned due to his sprint to first base. he's still top in the batting average ranking. His team won 2 to 1 to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
July 11 Ichiro was 2 in 5. His batting average at.358 returned to first place. The Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay DevilRays 4 to 0.
July 9: ALL STAR GAME in Milwaukee Ichiro was the lead off man, and faced Arizona Diamondbacks'Curt Schilling. He hit to first and was out. He grounded the ball again in his 2nd time at bat. He was replaced in the 4th inning. The game ended a 7 to 7 tie after 11 innings--the 2nd time in history for the All Star game to end a tie.
July 7 Ichiro had his first hit in 3 games. He was 2 to 4. His batting average at .357 is 2nd in the league. His team defeated the Minnesota Twins 8 to 2.
July 3 Ichiro had a 2 base hit. Although it was his only hit of the day, he still remains on top in the batting average. The Mariners won 3 to 0 to the Kansas City Royals.
July 2 Ichiro had 2 hits. He stole base too. But his team, in the end lost to the Kansas City Royals 7 to 5 as Kazuhiro Sasaki could not close the game smoothly.
July 1 Ichiro was 3 in 4. His batting average exceeded that of Kansas City Royals' Mike Sweeney right before his opponents eyes to clinch back first place. The Mariners also won 7 to 0 over the Royals.
June 30 Ichiro had a hit a stole base. But his team in the end lost. Kazuhiro Sasaki could not save the game. It was 3 to 4 against the Colorado Rockies. Ichiro that day learned that he earned the most votes in the American League to qualify him into the All Star game.
June 29 Ichiro homered. He had another hit. The Mariners defeated the Colorado Rockies 8 to 1.
June 28 Ichiro had only one hit. And at .359, his batting average stands second. Still his team won 6 to 2 over the Colorado Rockies. It's the Mariners' 50th win this season.
June 27 Ichiro had 2 hits this time. He even marked his 20th steal of the season. The Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 7 to 4.
June 26 For the 2nd game in a row, Ichiro did not have a hit. His batting average fell to .358. He lost the top place. However, the Mariners managed to defeat the Oakland Athletics 1 to 0.
June 24 Ichiro doubled twice. His batting average was up to .369. The Mariners defeated the Houston Astros 10 to 5.
June 23 Ichiro was 2 in 5. And the Mariners won 10 to 5 over the Houston Astros.
June 21 Ichiro hadn't had a hit for 3 games, but finally he was back in shape. He had 3 hits. And his batting average .367. The Mariners defeated the Houston Astros 8 to 0.
June 16 Ichiro had 3 hits. His 2nd one marked his 100th this season. His average is up to .375. However, his team lost to the San Diego Padres 3 to 5.
June 14 Ichiro hit a double for the 4th game in a row. Although that was his only hit of the day, his batting average was still the highest in the league at .373. The Mariners won 5 to 3 to the San Diego Padres.
June 11 After a double, Ichiro stole 3rd base. He had another hit too. His batting average is .377. But the Mariners lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4 to 7.
June 10 Ichiro had a good game. He had 3 hits, including a 3 base. His team overwhelmed the St Louis Cardinals 10 to 0.
June 6 Ichiro had his first homer of the season at his first time at bat. He had 2 more hits to improve his batting average to .384. But his team lost to the Oakland Athletics 4 to 10.
June 4 Ichiro had 2 hits again, but when he tried to take home, he was out and that spoiled the mood of the game. In the end the Mariners lost to the Oakland Athletics 2 to 3.
June 3 Ichiro was again third on the line up and playing out in the field this time. He was 2 out of 5. His batting average improving slightly to .376. The Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 4 to 1.
June 2 Ichiro was third on the line-up and a designated hitter. He was marvelous hitting 4 out of 5. His batting average climbed to .375. Although the Mariners were behind by 6 runs, with Bret Boone's grand slam, the Mariner defeated the Baltimore Orioles 11 to 8.
June 1 Ichiro had 2 hits, and he stole base. His batting average at .365 is still number one. But the result of the game was a disappointing 3 to 4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
May 30 With bases loaded, Ichiro's turn came in the 2nd inning. He proved he could play well under pressure. He got a runner home. The Mariners defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5 to 4.
May 29 Ichiro grounded the ball to make it to first. He also earned an RBI with a sacrifice fly. The Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5 to 2. By the way, in the interim announcement of the all star votes, Ichiro gained the most or 225,774 votes in the American League.
May 28 Ichiro had a base hit. And although his batting average went slighly down to .361, he's first. The Mariners, however, lost to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1 to 5.
May 26 Ichiro took part as a designated hitter. He was 2 in 4, improving his average to .363. He's become the top hitter. The Mariners won 8 to 1 to the Baltimore Orioles.
May 25 Ichiro batted well but was killed at first base once. His team lost 2 to 3 to the Baltimore Orioles.
May 24 Ichiro failed to steal to 2nd after he was walked in the 3rd inning. He did have one base hit thereafter. The Mariners won 6 to 3 to the Baltimore Orioles.
May 23 Ichiro hit 3 out of 5 and also stole base for the 16th time this season. He improved his average to .354. The Mariners losing streak was ended defeating the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 7 to 3.
May 19 Ichiro was 2 to 3 and marked his career 300th hit in the US. The Mariners however lost 2 to 3 to the Boston Red Sox.
May 18 Ichiro claimed a base hit off Boston Red Sox Pedro Martinez. He stole to 2nd too. But the Mariners lost 1 to 3.
May 17 In the 4th inning, with the bases loaded, Ichiro doubled. He earned 2 RBIs. It was a precious hit which game his team a 6 to 3 win over the Boston Red Sox.
May 16 Ichiro had 2 hits and earned 2 RBIs. But the big contributor was Mike Cameron who blasted a grand slam. The Mainers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 15 to 2.
May 16 Ichiro had a base hit, he stole base and had an RBI. And as Kazuhiro Sasaki closed the game, the Mariners won 8 to 5 over the Toronto Blue Jays.
May 14 It was a day of disappointments for Ichiro. He fumbled with the ball out in the field. He was killed from a double play, and he had no base hits, ending his streak. And the Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 3 to 6.
May 12 Ichiro had 2 base hits, stole base, and came home too. He's extended his consecutive game hits to 12. But his team lost to the Boston Red Sox 10 to 4.
May 11 Ichiro is still in great shape. He had 3 hits, one RBI, improving his batting average to .360 or making him 2nd in the league. His team defeated the Boston Red Sox 3 to 1.
May 10 Ichiro was a wonder. He had a triple, which wooed the fans. And when he made it to first, he stole not only to 2nd, but also to 3rd. In all he achieved 3 steals. The Mariners won 7 to 2 to the Boston Red Sox.
May 9 Ichiro did it again. He helped his team catch up with the Toronto Blue Jays in the 9th inning with 2 outs with an RBI. And it was a game without Kazuhiro Sasaki. In the 11th inning, the Mariner again clinched the game. It was 8 to 7. Ichiro had 2 hits in all.
May 8 It was a big day for Ichiro. He not only had 3 hits. He was THE contributor to the day's win. In the 10th inning, Ichiro got on base on a bunt. He stole base too. And he came home to give the Marines a 5 to 4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
May 5 Ichiro was 4-2. And batted in 3 RBIs contributing to his team's 10 to 6 win over the NY Yankees 9 to 5.
May 4 Ichiro had a base hit, and was walked in the final inning which lead to his team's breaking the draw. The Mariners defeated the NY Yankees 9 to 5.
May 3 Ichiro was 5 to 3. His batting average improved to .327. His team had a quiet win over the New York Yankess compared to the previous day 6 to 2.
May 2 Ichiro was on base 3 times and came home 3 times. He was 4 to 1. But the star of the game was definitely Mike Cameron who blasted 2 homers in the first inning with Bret Boone, and had 2 more on his own in the game. The Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox 15 to 4.
April 30 Ichiro appeared to be back in shape after hurting himself against the fence. He was in the starting line-up and had 2 base hits. However, the Mariners lost to the Chicago White Sox 4 to 8.
April 26 Ichiro hurt himself out in the field in the 4th inning. He tried to catch a fly ball, and banged his knee into the fence. He continued to play though, and in the next inning got himself a base hit. He left the game after that since his knee won't stop bleeding. The Mariners lost to the NY Yankees 1 to 7.
April 22 Ichiro had 2 base hits improving his batting average to .333. And the Marines overwhelmed the Anaheim Angels 16 to 5. By the way, Ichiro was selected by "Time" as one of the twenty some Asian Heroes.
April 21 Ichiro tripled twice. And as Kazuhiro Sasaki closed that game smoothy, the Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 5 to 3.
April 20 Ichiro had a base hit, but also got on base after being hit in the elbow. He was also walked in the 11th inning he was deliberately walked. The Mariners in that inning got a runner home through the walks, and clinched the game from the Texas Rangers 3 to 2.
April 19 Ichiro could not get a base hit. His consecutive game hit record ended at 11. And so did the Mariner's winning streak end at 10. The Mariners lost 0 to 9 to the Texas Rangers.
April 17 With bases loaded, Ichiro's turn to bat came in the 8th inning. He doubled and all runners on base came home. The Mariners won 7 to 4 against the Oakland Athletics.
April 16 The game was on and then put off due to the rain. But Ichiro was "on" most of the time. He double, got on base on a grounded infield ball, and he also drove the ball to the left. The game was ended in the 7th inning. The Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 6 to 2.
April 15 Ichiro was at bat 7 times in the 10 inning game. He was walked twice, he had 2 base hits getting his batting average to .316. His team played a competitive game against the Texas Rangers which was in the 9th, put to a draw by Mark McLemore's error, but the very same man in the 10th singled to get in 2 runs. The Mariners won 13 to 11.
April 14 Ichiro had 2 hits to get his batting average above .300. The Mariners clinched the game 9 to 7 over the Texas Rangers.
April 13 Ichiro faced Hideki Irabu of the Texas Rangers for the first time in the US, and the first time in 6 years. Ichiro took to first and also stole base, but he didn't get on base the next two times at bat. Ichiro had another base hit close to the end. Irabu's team got runs in ahead of the Mariners. But Irabu succumbed to Mike Cameroon's 2 run homer which which the Mariners caught up. In the end, the Mariners won 9 to 4.
April 12 Ichiro missed a game and was back this day. He had only one base hit, however. His team won 7 to 3 over the Texas Rangers.
April 10 Ichiro had a base hit and a sacrifice fly which gave him an RBI. His team defeated the Anaheim Angels 8 to 1.
April 9 For the first time this season, Ichiro had more than 2 base hits. He got on base by grounding the ball in field, and he also doubled. The Mariners defeated the Anaheim Angels 5 to 1.
April 8 Ichiro had a base hit and also stole base. His team clinched a close game of 5 to 4 against the Anaheim Angels.
April 7 His 2nd at bat, Ichiro was grounded out, but the Mariners got a runner into home. Then in the 9th, Ichiro had a 3 base hit. On it, 2 runners came home. But the Mariners did not do enough. It lost to the Oakland Athletics 5 to 6.
April 6 Ichiro had only one base hit. His team lost 8 to 3 to the Oakland Athletics.
April 5 Ichiro was unable to get on base. Bu his team had an overwhelming win over the Oakland Athletics with homers by Bret Boone and John.Olerud. The game was 7 to 1.
April 3 Ichiro marked his first steal of the season. In the 9th inning, Ichiro hit in a run to catch up with the White Sox. It was Bret Boone's hit that got the Mariners a 7 to 6 win.
April 2 Ichiro was only 1 for 5 this day, but due to great pitching by his former Blue Wave colleague Shige Hasegawa in the 8th and Kaz Sasaki in the 9th, his team won the game 7 to 4 against the Chicago White Sox.
April 1 The season took off, and Ichiro was the lead hitter. And from the ve