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Ringer’s Former Day Job: Yankees Slugger

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

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 shook hands with a top sumo wrestler, who had no idea who Jeter was

7 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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 […]

Hideki Matsui’s Skills Will Now Serve the Front Office

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

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.

Yankees Hire Hideki Matsui as Adviser to General Manager

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Matsui, a former Yankees slugger, will travel throughout the minor leagues to advise players and coaches on the art of hitting.

Matsui Named Special Advisor to Yankees GM

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

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.

Matsui to Team Up With Jeter for Baseball Charity in Japan

10 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

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.

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui Left a $700 Tip at Tavern on the Green

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

On Baseball: Interest in Tanaka’s Debut Evokes Matsui’s in 2003

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Bats

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.

Yankees Give Masahiro Tanaka a Huge Welcome at Stadium

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Yankees said the news conference on Tuesday introducing Tanaka was their largest since 2003, for another Japanese sensation, Hideki Matsui.

Hideki Matsui Formally Retires with New York Yankees

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

Missing Alex Rodriguez in the middle

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

Report: Hideki Matsui to Sign One-Day Contract with New York Yankees and Retire

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

Former Yankees Star Hideki Matsui Was Most Assuredly in a Godzilla Movie

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

MLB Prospects: 5 Prospects Who Could Be the Next Hideki Matsui

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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Because you wouldn't mind being mayor of a small town, check out today's end-of-day links: a "perfect" snowstorm, Hideki Matsui retires, best mugshots of 2012, happy birthday Stan Lee, and screaming goats. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Hideki Matsui retires

Hideki Matsui, the Japanese slugger who became a star in both his native country and the United States, announced his retirement Thursday, according to The news was first reported by Japanese media, but Matsui has confirmedShow More Summary

Hideki Matsui Retires From Baseball After 20-Year Career

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

New York Yankees: Former World Series MVP Hideki Matsui Announces Retirement

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 Has Announced His Retirement

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 [...]

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