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 got it...
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June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Matsui signs one-day contract and retires as a Yankee

Hideki Matsui signed a one-day minor-league contract with the New York Yankees early before Sunday's ceremony honoring the popular former player with a Bobblehead Day against the Tampa Bay Rays. Matsui then signed his retirement papers during a pre-game ceremony on the field so he would retire as a New York Yankee. The pre-game festivities included a video tribute...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Matsui given People's Honor Award by Japanese PM

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui received the People's Honor Award from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an elaborate ceremony at Tokyo Dome on Sunday. Matsui and his former manager with the Yomiuri Giants, Shigeo Nagashima, received the award, which is bestowed on those who have made significant achievements in their careers and are beloved by the public. ...
Via FOX Sports
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Ex-Yankee Matsui set to retire

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui is set to retire after a two-decade long career in the major leagues and with Japan's Yomiuri Giants, according to multiple reports. Matsui, often referred to as "Godzilla,'' hit a career .282 with 175 home runs in 10 MLB seasons with the Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays. In 34 games with Tampa Bay...
Via FOX Sports
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

15 Year-Old Refuses To Return Hideki Matsui's 500th Home Run Ball

Reversing a chapter from Christian Lopez's book on what to do after you catch a historic ball hit by a professional baseball player, a 15 year-old kid refused to hand over Hideki Matsui's 500th career home run ball back to the player. Maybe this kid is still holding a grudge against the Japanese because the of the women's soccer team shocker over every teenage boy's fantasy pin-up...
Via The Other Paper
July 22, 2011  |  Discuss

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