Suzuki reached the milestone last season and was honored before Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The ceremony included Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh offering congratulations in a scoreboard video, and Suzuki responded by bowing toward the scoreboard.
“It’s the most emotional I’ve ever seen him,” Marlins president David Samson said. He said the collage, which is about 4 feet high and more than 8 feet wide, took months to assemble.
Suzuki originally was to have been honored late last season, but the ceremony was postponed following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.