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Ichiro Suzuki, meet Pete Rose

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In October, 1973 Pete Rose and Bud Harrelson tangled at second base during that year’s National League Championship Series. That brawl remains one of baseball’s most recognized moments. It was also the month that the Nixon administration began to completely fall apart. At the same time half a world away, Ichiro Suzuki was born in Aichi, Japan. More than 40 years later the  names of Rose and Suzuki are coming up in the same sentence. No one who ever played…

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