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Six Japanese sports papers to contribute to Ichiro Times

by on Sep.17, 2010 @ 9:31 pm, under MLB

For the first time in Japanese sports publishing history, six sports papers (Sports Nippon, Sankei Sports, Sports Hochi, Daily Sports, Tokyo Chunichi Sports, and Nikkan Sports) have decided to get together to publish a special paper called the Ichiro Times.

The Ichiro Times will be published in commemoration of Ichiro collecting his 10th consecutive 200-hit season.  All six sports papers will contribute content to what will become a 24-page special.

The six sports papers also started up a Twitter account (easily accessed by visiting Ichiro Times) where they will select random tweets on fives topics concerning Ichiro: "My story of seeing / meeting Ichiro", "My favorite Ichiro memory", "Ichiro quotes I remember", "Memorable Ichiro match-ups", and "Goals I accomplished over the last 10 years".  Selected tweets will also be featured in Ichiro Times.

With 16 games remaining on the Mariners' schedule, Ichiro needs just 11 more hits.  He's also just 3 hits away from 3,500 career NPB + MLB hits.