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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 his face.

“I also watched Matsui when I was younger,” Jeter teased, as 40-year-old Hideki Matsui, born 14 days before his former teammate in 1974, smiled and raised his arm in mock protest. “I had Matsui on my wall as well.”

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