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ESPN has a cool profile of Ichiro that is chock-full of anecdotes and details about his routine. Highlights: Ichiro used to give a profanity-laden pump-up speech in English to his all-star teammates every year; he’s been trying to work as an emergency pitcher since he came into the league; he really does hit a ton of dingers in batting practice everyday. You will dig this unless you are Dave McKenna.

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[ESPN]