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Hideki Matsui and his ‘Sayonara’ home runs

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Hideki Matsui hits a 2-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning in Game 6 of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Hideki Matsui called it a career yesterday, ending his great 20 years of professional baseball, ten in Japan, and another in MLB. He played in total 2,504 […]

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Japanese Ball Players and World Series

Rangers pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama runs after Neftali Feliz with ginger ale after winning ALCS against the Tigers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama runs after Neftali Feliz with ginger ale after winning ALCS against the Tigers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, and (possibly) on its roster are two Japanese players, Koji Uehara and Yoshinori Tateyama. By the way, those two are teammates at […]

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Japanese players in All-Star Games

Ichiro Suzuki hits for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history in 2007. He won the game MVP award. (Photo: Brad Mangin/Sports Illustrated) MLB’s All-Star Game roster was announced today, and there are no Japanese Ball Players on it. Not even Ichiro Suzuki, who has been on the All-Star team every year since […]

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Arn Tellem: Godzilla Rocks Southern California

In Huffington Post, I found this post by Hideki Matsui’s agent: Arn Tellem: Godzilla Rocks Southern California. Matsui just signed a one-year deal with the Angels. In the weeks since the Series victory, it became abundantly clear that resigning Hideki was not one of the Yankees’ priorities. Hideki’s overriding concerns have always been winning and […]

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Hideki Matsui in “red”

One of the biggest news in Japanese baseball front in this MLB hot stove season is that Hideki Matsui left the New York Yankees and signed with Los Angeles Angels. Seeing him wear Angels uniform for the first time was as strange as when I saw Nomar Garciaparra in Cubs uniform for the first time. […]

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