The former Yankee played 10 seasons in Japan and 10 more in MLB.
Hideki Matsui, 41, a retired Yankees star outfielder and a revered figure in Japan, was among the weekend hackers playing in the Nippon Club’s 40th annual President Cup baseball tournament on Randalls Island.
Derek Jeter is in Japan to participate in a charity baseball game, along with fellow ex-Yankee Hideki Matsui. While there, ol’ No. 2 took the opportunity to check out some of his host country’s biggest (literally) sports stars — sumo wrestlers. Being a pretty huge star in his own right, of course, Jeter was invited to meet some […]
Matsui spoke Wednesday about returning to the Yankees as a special adviser to General Manager Brian Cashman after years of declining the offer to stay home with his family.
Matsui, a former Yankees slugger, will travel throughout the minor leagues to advise players and coaches on the art of hitting.
Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui has been hired as a special advisor to team general manager Brian Cashman, the American League club announced on Tuesday.
Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
He's apparently the only one that likes the service at the struggling Central Park restaurant. Hideki Matsui, who used to hit for the New York Yankees, left a $700 tip on a $1,700 bill at New York City's Tavern on the Green this weekend. According to the New York Post, Matsui is one generous tipper. He left over 40 percent for his table of 12. Show More Summary
Like Hideki Matsui, Masahiro Tanaka was offered big money to remain in Japan but left in his prime. As it happens, Tanaka, like Matsui, will make his Yankees debut in Toronto.
The Yankees said the news conference on Tuesday introducing Tanaka was their largest since 2003, for another Japanese sensation, Hideki Matsui.
After a 10-year MLB career, Hideki Matsui signed a one-day contract with the New York Yankees and retired as a member of the club. From the Yankees' official Twitter account: The club also honored him before the game, and the fans were quite excited to see him off after an excellent career with the Bronx Bombers. Show More Summary
Ten years ago today, this was the middle of the Yankees' lineup: 4. Ruben Sierra 5. Hideki Matsui 6. Jorge Posada Five years ago today, this was the middle of the Yankees' lineup: 4. Alex Rodriguez 5. Jason Giambi 6. Jorge Posada In each of those games, the Yankees scored six runs. Today, this was the middle of the Yankees' lineup: 4. Show More Summary
Hideki Matsui is one of the most beloved New York Yankees stars of the past decade, and the team has chosen to honor him with a one-day contract so he can retire in pinstripes, reports George King of the New York Post. Even though Matsui officially announced the end of his career in December, he still plans on retiring as a Yankee later this summer. Show More Summary
The man referred to as Godzilla was once in a movie featuring Godzilla. Stick that in your pop culture pipe and puff on it for a while. Also, makes sure to go to the 36:41 minute mark in the above video for the entirety of Hideki Matsui's cameo, all 25 seconds of it. Show More Summary
After posting a.435 OPS in 34 games with the Tampa Bay Rays last season, Hideki Matsui has decided to retire. The 38-year-old played 10 seasons in the major leagues, as he hit.282/.360/.462 with 175 home runs and 689/547 K/BB in 1,236 career games. Show More Summary
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Hideki Matsui, the Japanese slugger who became a star in both his native country and the United States, announced his retirement Thursday, according to MLB.com. The news was first reported by Japanese media, but Matsui has confirmedShow More Summary
Hideki Matsui has announced his retirement from baseball after a career spanning two decades. Matsui, the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 World Series with the New York Yankees, has spent 20 years as a baseball pro in Japan and the US. During his ten years in Major League Baseball, the Japanese slugger notched up [...]Show More Summary
Another former Yankee has decided to hang up the cleats for good. Hideki Matsui has decided to announce his retirement from baseball, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC's Hard Ball Talk. The 38-year-old made headlines back in the winter...Show More Summary
Hideki Matsui announced today that he is retiring and will hold a press conference tonight to make it official. It’s not really a surprise that Godzilla’s retiring, but it’s still sad to see him go. In his ten year MLB career, most of which was spent with the Yankees, Matsui hit.282 with 175 home [...]