Apr 2, 2016

Matsui angry about betting scandal

Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui admitted Saturday that the recent banning of four Yomiuri Giants pitchers for their involvement in baseball gambling touched a nerve, but he offered no advice to Japanese baseball on how to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. “It’s ...

Yankees tap Matsui to throw first pitch

Apr 2, 2016

Yankees tap Matsui to throw first pitch

The New York Yankees said Friday former outfielder Hideki Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, will throw out the first pitch on opening day. New York hosts the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Monday, when Masahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees in ...

Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

Mar 18, 2015

Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

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When Derek Jeter was asked whom he idolized growing up, he immediately mentioned Dave Winfield, saying the former Yankees player was “larger than life,” and that he had a poster of Winfield in his room as a child. Then a wry smile flashed across ...

Mar 11, 2015

Matsui named as Yankees advisor

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui has been hired as a special advisor to team general manager Brian Cashman, the American League club announced on Tuesday. The Japanese slugger, a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium, was named 2009 World Series MVP after batting ...

Mar 5, 2015

Matsui, Jeter to toss first pitches at exhibition game

Former New York Yankees teammates Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter will throw out the ceremonial first pitches at Tokyo Dome before the March 21 preseason game between the Yomiuri Giants and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, the Giants said Thursday. Matsui, who starred for the ...

Jan 30, 2015

Matsui plans visit to Giants' training camp

Retired former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui will observe the Yomiuri Giants’ spring training camp in Miyazaki on Feb. 3-4, Giants team representative Atsushi Harasawa revealed on Friday. The news came a day after it was announced that Matsui will visit the Yokohama ...

Jeter, Matsui coming together to aid Tohoku children

Dec 17, 2014

Jeter, Matsui coming together to aid Tohoku children

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Retired New York Yankees greats Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui are teaming up once again, this time in support of children in the Tohoku region. The former MLB All-Stars will participate in the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Game on March 21, 2015, at Tokyo Dome, ...