Ichiro made his pitching debut all the way back in 2015 when he was a member of the Miami Marlins. He threw just one inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, surrendering two hits and one earned run. Ichiro has continued pitching since retiring from baseball, and his lifetime numbers improved a bit on Tuesday.
In his matchup against the high school team, Ichiro threw 116 pitches en route to a complete game shutout and nine strikeouts. Ichiro also went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double.
This is not the first time Ichiro has mowed through a high school lineup. In 2021,. In that matchup, he threw 147 pitches and struck out 17 batters.
Ichiro last played in the MLB in 2019 and walked away as one of the best hitters of all time. he posted a career batting average of .311 with 3,089 hits, 117 home runs, and 780 RBIs.
Ichiro will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2025, and those numbers should get him in without much issue. In the meantime, he'll probably keep working on his pitching.