As he walked to the plate for his first at-bat with his new team -- which fate dictated would come against his old team -- a sense of worry came over Ichiro Suzuki. Hours earlier, he had just been traded to the Yankees from the Mariners, where he spent more than 11 years as a franchise icon. He wondered how that first at-bat would play out until it was actually time to hit. "I really didn't think anything," he said, through an interpreter. "Nothing came to me."
Ichiro calls Yankees debut 'a special day'
Newark Star-Ledger | Jul 24