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Ichiro Hooks Up Longtime Mariners Fan with Serious Swag

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18:  Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs on the field for warm ups against the Detroit Tigers during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 21, 2012

Ichiro is one hell of a guy. He sent a great deal of love back to Seattle in the form of an epic package featuring signed swag. 

Larry Brown Sports spotted quite the moment of gratitude being bestowed upon Mariners fan Amy Franz. She invented the Ichi-meter, a device that records every single hit by her hometown hero. 

The Ichi-meter was invented way back in 2004 and was used to count Ichiro’s hits during his MLB-record 262-hit season.

It has been used over the past few seasons to notch the hits of one of the best and most prolific hitters in the modern era. 

What does such dedication warrant? It would usually come with the heartbreak of knowing her favorite player was sent off to the New York Yankees. Most tales would end there. 

In this case, the story continues with a happy ending. 

Franz sent out a couple tweets recently, illustrating how Ichiro is a top-notch gentleman who doesn't forget about his fans. 

Here is a tweet showing off sweet cleats and bat, both of which were signed:

OMG! I just got a package from former @mariners Ichiro! Almost passed out in the middle of the living room!…

— Amy Franz (@ichimeterlady) November 20, 2012


If that weren't enough, there was this tweet highlighting Ichiro's remarkable thoughtfulness and his penmanship:

My Thank You note from former @mariners Ichiro. Wow!!!!! I am so excited!!!…

— Amy Franz (@ichimeterlady) November 20, 2012


The Seattle stalwart seemed to be forever good for 200 hits or more per season. As he inches closer to the end of his career, it's clear he hasn't lost sight of what's most important, the fans. 

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