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Hideki Matsui’s Retirement Advice to New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter: Get a Wife
June 24th, 2014 at 4:32 PM
On Sunday during the 68th version of the New York Yankees' Old Timer's Day, Hideki Matsui was able to catch up with his former teammates in his return to the place where he made himself a postseason legend. ***VIDEO1*** One of which was his longtime teammate and friend in Derek Jeter, who...

Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon to Participate in New York Yankees Old Timer’s Day on June 22
June 10th, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Nobody does an Old Timer's Day like the New York Yankees; especially since they have so many legends and popular players always come back to greet the fans and reminisce about their time in pinstripes. ***VIDEO1*** On June 22, two new players will be participating in the 2014 Old Timer's Day as...

Hall of Fame Classic: Hideki Matsui Homers in 2nd At-Bat (Video)
May 25th, 2014 at 1:07 PM
***VIDEO1*** Hideki Matsui wasn't called "Godzilla" for no reason. The Japanese star belted plenty of homers during his career in both the United States of America and Japan, and even though he's retired, the New York Yankees legend is still going deep. Yesterday, at the Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, New...

New York Yankees: CC Sabathia’s Degenerative Knee Makes Contract a Nightmare
May 14th, 2014 at 9:12 PM
***VIDEO1*** CC Sabathia's knee injury that sent him to the 15-day disabled list for the New York Yankees has brought some bad news along with it as the 33-year-old left-hander has been discovered to have degenerative changes in his knee. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, Dr. James...

New York Yankees Great Hideki Matsui to Play in 2014 Hall of Fame Classic
April 8th, 2014 at 6:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former New York Yankees great Hideki Matsui has been chosen to play in the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown at Doubleday Field. The game will be played on May 24, 2014 and will consist of recently retired major leaguers representing each of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball. Hall...

Hideki Matsui to Serve as Guest Hitting Instructor for New York Yankees at Spring Training
February 11th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
The last time a former New York Yankees player came to the team and served as a guest instructor for spring training, it was Andy Pettitte back in 2012. He threw so well down in Tampa that spring, he decided to opt for a comeback with the Yankees and ended...

New York Yankees to Sign Former Slugger Hideki Matsui to One-Day Contract
April 29th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees have announced they will sign former outfielder/designated hitter Hideki Matsui to a one-day contract, in an obvious gesture of properly celebrating the slugger's career in pinstripes. Matsui, who signed as a Yankee in 2002, and whose career in pinstripes culminated with a World Series MVP award, when the...

Former New York Yankees Outfielder Hideki Matsui to Receive High Japanese Honor
April 2nd, 2013 at 6:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Generally around this time of year, as Opening Day has come and gone and we're now in the inception of a new baseball season, our stories tend to focus on current team happenings.  However, it's nice to check in, now and then, on former Yankees.  Moreover, it's even nicer to...

Matsui’s Historic Lumber Entrenched in Cooperstown
January 3rd, 2013 at 1:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** A chilly late Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx was the setting for the 2003 New York Yankees home opener, fresh off a 5-1 start to the season in which the Yankees averaged almost 11 runs through those first six games.  While the disappointment of Derek Jeter's dislocated shoulder on opening...

Hideki Matsui Officially Retires from Baseball
December 28th, 2012 at 4:09 PM
Former New York Yankees' outfielder Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from baseball with a press conference at the Kitano Hotel in New York City. Matsui signed as a free agent with New York in 2003 and played seven years in Pinstripes after 10 seasons with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. Nicknamed Godzilla Hideki received three Central League MVP awards...

Former New York Yankees Outfielder Hideki Matsui Signs with Tampa Bay Rays
May 1st, 2012 at 10:43 AM
The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that they have signed designated hitter Hideki Matsui to a minor-league deal. ***PHOTO1*** "Over the past two decades, Hideki has been one of the most consistently productive hitters in the worl," Rays executive VP of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "We are happy to add his ability,...

New York Yankees Could Be Adding a Left-Handed DH Soon
February 12th, 2012 at 12:17 PM
The New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are working on a trade that could potentially send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pirates to lower the Yankees payroll. If a deal is agreed upon, the Yankees will use the cash saved from Burnett's contract to try and sign a left-handed designated hitter.  ***PHOTO1*** Burnett, 35 years old, has two years and $33 million remaining on his contract. That is...

New York Yankees in Serious Discussions with Raul Ibanez
February 7th, 2012 at 12:30 AM
As the New York Yankees continue searching for a left-handed hitter, they are now in serious discussions with free agent Raul Ibanez, tweets Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Ibanez, 39 years old, is willing to take less money than he could get elsewhere to end up in pinstripes. If the two sides can agree to a deal, Ibanez would platoon with outfielder Andruw Jones as the fourth outfielder and designated hitter.  Last...

Joe Girardi Wants a Lefty DH
February 4th, 2012 at 2:10 PM
  ***PHOTO1***   With Jorge Posada retired and Jesus Montero out of the picture, the Yankees have been playing around with the idea of adding a new, big bat to their line-up.     At a charity event for childhood alopecia, Joe Girardi took some time out to speak to the New York media about his...

New York Yankees Showing Interest in Hideki Matsui
January 16th, 2012 at 10:04 PM
The New York Yankees have contacted Hideki Matsui about a possible return to New York, where he played the first seven years of his nine year career, tweets Jon Heyman. ***PHOTO1*** Matsui is now added to the Yankees list of possible designated hitter candidates, along with Johnny Damon and Carlos Pena, who have both been targeted by the Yankees since Jesus Montero was traded to the Seattle Mariners. Montero was expected...

The Designated Hitter Turns 39: a Look Back at 5 Influential Yankees Designated Hitters.
January 11th, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Happy 39th Birthday to the American League Designated Hitter! On this date in 1973, the American League owners approved the designated hitter for a three-year trial run in a vote that ended in the DH’s favor 8-to-4.  The designated hitter proved it was worthy in those three years. ***PHOTO2***   The New York...