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Former Yankee Hideki Matsui is playing in a rec league in NYC

Hideki Matsui seems to be enjoying his life after professional baseball.He has a good job as special advisor to the GM, makes frequent trips back his home in Japan...and plays in a rec-league on the weekends.Yes, you read that right. The former New York Yankees great is currently the pitcher and four-hole hitter (a right-handed one at that) for the rightfully named Team Matsui.His...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsui Earns New York Yankees Front Office Job

Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui looks on prior to the teams 68th Old Timers Day before a game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2014. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). From 2003-2009, Japanese outfielder, Hideki Matsui, was a fan favorite of the New York Yankees. Matsui joined the team in 2003 after playing his first ten...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees hire former star Matsui as special adviser to GM Cashman

  Former Yankees star Hideki Matsui has been hired by the team as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman. The Yankees said Tuesday that the 2009 World Series MVP will work with Cashman and player development vice president Gary Denbo. Matsui will spend most of the season traveling in the team's minor league system to discuss hitting with managers, batting coaches and...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki pitching in Japanese All-Star Game 1996

Posted to Easy E's FinestIchiro pitching in the 1996 Japanese All-Star game, and Hideki Matsui looking the same age as now, he doesn’t age. It appears Ichiro was going to pitch to Matsui, which would have been interesting, but Matsui was pinch hit for. Ichiro was a solid pitcher in his high school days; however, when you hit .505 with 19 home runs, the decision was easy to become...
Via Sports Mockery
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Expect a Carousel at DH in 2014

The last time the New York Yankees had a player reach 500+ plate appearances as a designated hitter was in 2009 when Hideki Matsui did it 504 times.It seems that the Yankees have gone about business over the last 15 seasons with the DH slot fluid, and 2014 will be no different.Before that, it happened in 1999 when Chili Davis racked up 540 plate appearances as the DH.Due to an...
Via Yankees Unscripted
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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