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HIDEKI MATSUI RUMORS

Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan

TOKYO (AP) 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. Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, attended a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to promote the event on March 21 at Tokyo Dome. It will include over 600 participants, including a group of baseball...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  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

Yankees-Blue Jays Preview

TORONTO (AP) - Eleven years ago, a highly touted Japanese import made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in Canada. Hideki Matsui had one hit that night in March 2003, driving home Derek Jeter with an RBI single off Roy Halladay in his first at-bat.
Via FOXSports.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tanaka to make Yankees debut Friday

TORONTO (AP) Eleven years ago, a highly touted Japanese import made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in Canada. Hideki Matsui had one hit that night in March 2003, driving home Derek Jeter with an RBI single off Roy Halladay in his first at-bat.
Via FOXSports.com
April 03, 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

Godzilla Invades Tampa

Hideki Matsui is back in pinstripes (sort of.) It was announced Tuesday that the fan favorite will be at spring training for the Yanks as a hitting instructor. He was invited last year but turned down the offer due to the birth of his child. The last special instructor the Yankees had was Andy Pettitte back in 2009, he did so well throwing batting practice that he came out of retirement...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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