OCCUPATION: Seattle Mariners' All-Star center-fielder
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: He's batted .333 in seven seasons, and holds the MLB record for hits in a season, 262. His hitting style emphasizes elegance and focus in a steroidal age of raw power.
CON: The steroids and the raw power grab a lot of headlines. Also: Ichiro is 34. Not ancient by baseball standards, but getting up there.
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