In 1995, a 22-year-old, scrawny, star-struck Ichiro Suzuki met Michael Jordan at the peak of his career. At the time Ichiro was a complete unknown to Americans. In Japan, he was a budding star. Watch him bug out.
Here's Ichiro looking absolutely adorable in front of MJ's locker.
Here he is shaking hands with his idol.
Commence freak out in...
Here's MJ complimenting the youngster's shoes.
At the time, Hideo Nomo had just completed his first season in the MLB and won rookie of the year. He was the first Japanese-born player to permanently relocate to Major League Baseball in the U.S.
Here's MJ's reaction to Ichiro saying he hit his first home run off Nomo.
Memories for a lifetime.
Check out the entire surreal meeting, complete with inspiring mid-90s tunes: