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April 8, 2003 – Hideki Matsui Wastes No Time Winning Fans

Twelve years ago today, 29 year old Hideki Matsui made his debut at Yankee Stadium in grand fashion. With the Yankees leading the Twins 3-1 going into the bottom of the 5th inning, Matsui would step to the plate with the bases loaded. With the count full, Twins starter Joe Mays delivered a pitch that Matsui would gladly deliver into the right field bleacher for a grand slam. The...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Matsui teams up with Jeter at baseball charity in Japan

TOKYO (AP) Hideki Matsui went to bat for children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and hit a home run. The 2009 World Series MVP teamed up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter on Saturday to raise funds for children from Japan's disaster-stricken Tohoku region. Jeter and Matsui conducted a youth baseball clinic then managed middle school teams in a three...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui in Japan for Charity

Former teammates Derek Jeter & Hideki Matsui are in Japan to play a charity baseball game to support survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Sunday, March 21st will start with a clinic put on by the two superstars followed by The Tomodachi Charity Baseball Game at the Tokyo Dome. Jeter & Matsui will each manage a team made up of student baseball players from the...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 19, 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

Matsui hasn't thought about managing in the future

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Back with the New York Yankees as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman, Hideki Matsui says he hasn't thought about managing in the future. ''I'm really looking forward to working with the young players and offering whatever I can,'' Matsui said through a translator Wednesday. ''What I hope to do is help the development of the players and support them...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsui, WHO DOESN'T SPEAK ENGLISH, special advisor to Yanks' GM helping with hitting

Hideki Matsui, WHO DOESN'T SPEAK ENGLISH, has been named special advisor to Yankees GM Brian Cashman. MLB reports, "Matsui is expected to work closely with Cashman and player development vice president Gary Denbo, and he will spend the majority of the 2015 season traveling throughout the Minor League system, focusing on aspects of hitting with managers, batting coaches and players...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Godzilla Joins Yankees Front Office

The 2009 World Series MVP is back in the Bronx. Hideki Matsui has been hired by the Yankees as Special Adviser to the General Manager. It was announced Tuesday that Matsui will work with Brian Cashman and Vice President of Player Development Gary Denbo. He will spend most of the season working with minor league teams discussing hitting with managers, batting coaches and players...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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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