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Case No. 5, Ichiro Suzuki

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Poll Results

Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki is truly a "Wizard" in the field and at the plate.
After nearly 10,000 votes were cast, Page 2 readers agree with Seattle Mariners players who have dubbed Japanese sensation Ichiro Suzuki "The Wizard."

In the latest case of The Berman Files, "The Wizard" beat out nine other nicknames after 1,857 ballots (18.8 percent of the 9,875 total votes) were cast for it. "The Orient Express" came in second with 1,660 votes (16.8 percent), followed by "I-Ro" with 1,584 (16.0 percent) and Chris Berman's personal favorite "Seven-Year Ichiro" with 1,415 (14.3 percent).

Page 2 editors were divided between "Seven-Year Ichiro" and "The Wizard."

Thanks for voting, and check back next week for another edition of The Berman Files to affix a good nickname on athletes in desperate need of monikers.

Here's a complete rundown of the votes:

Tally of votes on Ichiro Suzuki's nickname
Nickname Votes
The Wizard 1,857
Orient Express 1,660
I-Ro 1,584
Seven-Year Ichiro 1,415
Ichi and Scratchy-ro 1,177
Ichi-Rod 904
Ichiro Heart Out 582
The Incredible Import 457
Ichiro My Dust 177
X in a Row Ichiro 61

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