Ichiro Suzuki hit the 100th home run of his career and first as a New York Yankee on Monday night.  Ichiro also flashed some leather recently by making a behind-the-back catch look routine.

Ichiro is nasty.  Not nasty in a bad way.  Nasty in a did-you-see-that-guy-actually-make-that-ridiculous-catch-look-easy kind of way.  Ichiro flashed some leather during batting practice leading up to a Yankees-Red Sox game over the weekend.  He made the catch look extremely routine.  Can you imagine if Ichiro busted out this trick catch in an actual game?  He could probably pull it off if he attempted it.  Don't hold you breath on that happening though.  Ichiro is too classy to disrespect the game and his opponent that way.

Ichiro hit the first home run of his Yankees' career on Monday night against the Baltimore Orioles.  It's the 100th home run of his stellar career.  Ichiro was proud of his first homer for the Yankees, saying, "That was very special.  To go out there and have the fans react the way they did toward me, that was very special."  You can listen to Ichiro go for the 101st home run of his career on Tuesday night on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio as the Yankees host the Orioles at 7:05pm ET.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.