MLB legend Ichiro Suzuki accidentally broke a window at a high school in Japan while demonstrating proper batting technique to the school’s baseball team.
Suzuki, 50, was serving as a temporary coach
for the Asahikawa Higashi High School baseball team in Asahikawa City, Hokkaidō, Japan
, over the weekend when the hilarious accident occurred. He has reportedly been coaching different schools since 2020, about a year after he officially retired
from the MLB’s
Seattle Mariners in 2019.
Oh no…: Suzuki was demonstrating proper batting techniques on the plate to the students when he pulled off a 426-feet (129.85-meter) home run that accidentally smashed the school’s math class window, the reports noted.
A video of the incident, which was later shared on X, shows Suzuki’s reaction after he realizes that his home run accidentally broke a school’s window. Several students can be seen clapping, laughing and cheering after the accident.
Suzuki took 63 swings to twice clear the 26-foot (7.9-meter) netting that protected the building, MLB
How people reacted: Several users on X were tickled by Suzuki’s accident.
“Ooh he’s getting a stern lecture from the principal,” one user
Others stated their belief that Suzuki still has the power to perform well in the MLB, with one such user
commenting, “Bro can easily bat 300 in the league rn(sic).”