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 [...]
According to multiple reports, former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui is set to announce his retirement from baseball. Matsui played seven seasons with the Yankees before making one-year stops with the Angels, Athletics, and Rays. He...Show More Summary
According to the Japanese news outlet Sanspo.com, Hideki Matsui is seriously considering retiring and staying in his native Japan. After being cut by the Tampa Bay Rays in middle of last season, Matsui has expressed that he no longer...Show More Summary
A little over a week ago Hideki Matsui was designated for assignment by the Rays. Now, two other former Yankees have met the same fate, Johnny Damon and Bobby Abreu. Damon was DFA by the Indians yesterday:On Friday, August 3 the Cleveland Indians said farewell to veteran outfielder Johnny Damon, designating him for assignment. Show More Summary
From The AP:Hideki Matsui was been cut by the Tampa Bay Rays. The 38-year-old Japanese star was designated for assignment on Wednesday to clear a roster spot for infielder Ryan Roberts. The Rays have 10 days to trade Matsui, release him or place him on waivers. He is hitting.147 with two homers and seven RBIs in 95 at-bats.I feel bad for Hideki. Show More Summary
Hideki Matsui's time as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays has come to an end. The 38-year-old designated hitter and outfielder has been designated for assignment by the Rays in order to make room for infielder Ryan Roberts, acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night according to Joe Smith from the Tampa Bay Times. Show More Summary
The Tampa Bay Rays hoped that designated hitter Hideki Matsui would recover some of the hitting magic he had in several years with the New York Yankees. Wednesday, though, he had a designation of another kind: The Tampa Bay Rays have...Show More Summary