Ichiro Suzuki arrived in Seattle in 2001 as a mostly anonymous free agent from Japan’s NPB. At the time there was little known of his potential, so no one really knew what to expect. But a few years later, he would break records in U.S. Major League Baseball, including the most hits in a single season (262), and longest streak of a two-hundred-hit seasons (ten years). On August 21, 2013, Suzuki struck his baseball bat across the ball of his four-thousandth hit in his professional career. This spiritual interview reveals the “making of Ichiro,” including the secrets to his professionalism, his techniques for overcoming slumps, and how he made it to the top. Highlights include Ichiro’s unique traits that continue to impress us – twelve years after he first unleashed the laser beam.