According to Yes Network's Jack Curry, the Seattle Mariners have traded Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees, marking the end of Suzuki's Seattle chapter—the only chapter in his Major League Baseball career after 12 years.
In this day and age, it's unprecedented for a player to remain with a team for the life of his career.
Many felt Suzuki would be an exception.
As of July 23 he'll suit up in pinstripes, relocating across the nation to New York, where the fences are easier to clear but the expectations are insanely higher.
Regardless of how each franchise is graded for the move, the city of Seattle likely will be hurting at the loss of the face of their franchise, their hero and a superstar athlete.
Suzuki is one of a select few in baseball who has been synonymous with one team, one city.
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