Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:53 AM
AsahinaKimi (20,721 posts)
MLB/ Matsui announces retirement from Major Leagues
Hard-hitting Hideki Matsui, who set milestones for Japanese players in Major League Baseball, announced his retirement on Dec. 27, the organization's website reported.
The 38-year-old Matsui played 10 seasons in MLB, seven of them with the New York Yankees, producing the most home runs, runs batted in and walks by a Japanese player in the league.
A two-time All-Star with the Yankees, he was the first Japanese-born player to win World Series MVP honors in 2009, going 8-for-13 with three homers and eight runs batted in as the Yankees beat the Phillies for the title in 2009.
One of Japan's most dominant hitters with the Yomiuri Giants from 1993-2002, he joined the Yankees in 2003.
In 10 Major League seasons, he batted .282 with 760 runs batted in while playing with the Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays.
13 replies, 1270 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
MLB/ Matsui announces retirement from Major Leagues (Original post)
|Renew Deal||Jan 2013||#1|
|Renew Deal||Jan 2013||#4|
|El Supremo||Jan 2013||#8|
|El Supremo||Jan 2013||#10|
|El Supremo||Jan 2013||#7|
Response to El Supremo (Reply #8)
Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:08 PM
madinmaryland (57,092 posts)
9. Yes. I suppose he would be the favourite Nipponese player of the Sporks writers to
be indicted into the HoF.
Has Bud $elig been indicted into the HoF?