Baseball Section - Ichiro is Retired. What's your favorite memory of him?

Early this morning (US time zones) the Mariners & Athletics played the 2nd game of their 2 game series in Japan. Ichiro played in both games under the provision which allowed each team to carry 28 players for the international series. However it was widely assumed he would not make the 25 man roster when the... show more Early this morning (US time zones) the Mariners & Athletics played the 2nd game of their 2 game series in Japan. Ichiro played in both games under the provision which allowed each team to carry 28 players for the international series. However it was widely assumed he would not make the 25 man roster when the teams had to trim 3 players upon return to the US for the rest of the season.

That assumption was confirmed this morning (after the game), when Ichiro announced through the team that this would be the end of his professional baseball career (at least as a player).

My favorite thing about Ichiro was his 10 consecutive 200+ hit seasons from 2001-2010, which marks an MLB record which might never be broken. To me this represents the greatest DECADE of sustained high level performance in history at least for a lead off hitter.

So, what's your favorite thing about Ichro's baseball career?
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