About the Book
Ichiro Suzuki came to the U.S. for the 2001 baseball season, was the first Japanese non-pitcher to play in the major league, and proved that he was one of the best ballplayers in the world. This entertaining biography describes that season in detail, and includes a brief history of baseball in Japan from the 1870s to the present. Suzuki's personality, determination, dedication to practice, cultural adjustments, and more are all discussed. A 10-page insert of black-and-white photos is included, along with two pages of stats and career highlights.