New York Yankees: Thank you Hideki Matsui

The coverage of sports is always focused on the present, as it should be, because fans want updated information on their favorite athletes and teams. But, we all know that one of the best things about being a sports fan are the memories created by your favorite teams during the peak of their play. New York Yankees fans are lucky because their memories tend to be more positive, suchâ...
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsui hits home run to second deck of Yankee Stadium on Old Timers’ Day (VIDEO)

What has Hideki Matsui been up to since retiring? It probably includes taking plenty of batting practice. The former outfielder looked like an everyday big leaguer with his home run at the Old Timers’ Day game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Facing David Cone, Matsui crushed one to the second deck in right field — and on his 42nd birthday, no less. Yep, Hideki Matsui’s still...
Via The Sports Daily
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Hideki Matsui launch a home run off David Cone

42-year-old Hideki Matsui returned to Yankee Stadium Sunday for the Old-Timers' Game, and Matsui went deep in right field off five-time World Series champion David Cone. Matsui belted 31 home runs for the Yankees in 2004 and hit 175 career homers in Major League Baseball after hitting 332 homers for the Yomiuri Giants.
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June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 42-Year-Old Hideki Matsui Jacks a Home Run Into the Second Deck During Yankees Old-Timers' Game

It's been four years since Hideki Matsui last swung a bat for an MLB team, making it easy to forget just how incredible he was over his 10-year career. After coming over from Japan to join the New York Yankees in 2003, Matsui proceeded to drive in more than 100 runs for three straight seasons, including a high of 116 in 2005. He hit 31 home runs for the Yankees in 2004, the same...
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June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hideki Matsui throws the first pitch on 2016 Opening Day

2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui throws out the first pitch on the Yankees 2016 Opening Day.
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsui's former team caught in Japanese gambling scandal

The Yomiuri Giants — former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui's Japanese team — have been caught up in a growing gambling scandal. Team's owner, Kojiro Shiraishi, resigned Tuesday after a fourth player from the team admitted to betting on baseball, the Japan Times reported. Three players from the Giants — Satoshi Fukuda, Shoki Kasahara and Ryuya Matsumoto — were suspended indefinitely...
Via FOX Sports
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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