Baseball Hall of Fame, class of 2016
“Ichiro has had an unbelievable career. Not only in the US, but here in Japan. What he has done to cross barriers and bring countries together is unbelievable. He is one of those guys you look forward to seeing. His retirement is bittersweet, but I need another member to the Hall of Fame so I am looking forward to that. I got one this year and now I just have to wait a few more years for my other guy to get there.”
Baseball Hall of Fame, class of 2019
“Congratulations, Ichiro, for an amazing career.