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Despite popular belief that it was his Little League was not. Ichiro was issued number 51 when he joined the Mariner's as a rookie. Later on after he had shown that he was a prominent player not only for the Mariner's but one of the best in MLB he was offered a lower number. The lower number was '07'. Ichiro declined the lower number '07' and stays number '51' to this day.

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