Baseball: Ichiro, Matsuzaka team up against girl's squad

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Ichiro Suzuki took the field at Tokyo Dome on Thursday, three and a half years after playing his last professional baseball game there, as he and Daisuke Matsuzaka teamed up against a girl's squad of players from different high schools. Suzuki, a former high school pitcher who collected 4,367 hits between Japan's majors and MLB as an outfielder, pitched and batted ninth for his amateur club, Kobe Chiben, against the women's hard-ball squad. "In 2019, I played my retirement game at Tokyo Dome," Suzuki said. "It was overwhelming to come back. We played ball in a good atmosphere, although it was ...

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