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HIDEKI MATSUI RUMORS

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

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 Associated Press
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui teaming for charity game in Japan

  Derek Jeter is teaming up with former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui for a charity baseball game to support the survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan -- and hinted Wednesday he may someday get back into baseball as a team owner. Participating in the game at Tokyo Dome on Sunday will be a group of student baseball players from the Tohoku region that was devastated...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 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 Associated Press
March 11, 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 Associated Press
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

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
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