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Profession: Baseball player | Actor | Athlete
Date of Birth: 1974-06-12
Nicknames: Shemp, Godzilla
Height: 1.8796 m
Weight: 95.2543977
Country: Neagari, Ishikawa
Hideki Matsui is a former Japanese professional baseball player who has a net worth of $40 million. Matsui was born on June 12, 1974 in Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan and was most famous for his roles as outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. Playing for both American and Japanese teams, Matsui made his Japanese debut on May 1, 1993 with the Yomiuri Giants, and premiered with the New York Yankees on March 31, 2003. He maintained a batting average of .304, hit a total of 332 home runs, and has a record of 889 runs batted in for the NPB. His American career statistics include a batting average of .282, a total of 175 home runs, and an accumulation of 760 runs batted in. Following the Yomiuri Giants, Matsui went of to play for the New York Yankees from 2003 to 2009, the Anaheim Angels in 2010, the Oakland Athletics in 2011, and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012. In Japan, he was a nine-time All-star, a three-time Japan Series champion, a three-time CL MVP, received the Best Nine Award eight times, is a three-time NPB All-star Game MVP, received the Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize in both 2000 and 2003, was the Japan Series MVP in 2000, and earned the Matsutaro Shoriki Award in 2000. His American career highlights include being a two-time All-star in 2003 and 2004, a 2009 World Series champion, and the title of World Series MVP in 2009. Matsui is known for his charitable donations to victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake as well as victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Hideki Matsui (ae? 3/4 ??? ??????, Matsui Hideki?, born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter who played baseball in Japan and the United States. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
After playing the first ten seasons of his career for the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball, he played the next seven seasons, from 2003???2009, for the New York Yankees of North America's Major League Baseball. As a free agent, Matsui then had one-year stints with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Oakland Athletics, and the Tampa Bay Rays. Matsui was successful in both leagues, winning the Central League Most Valuable Player Award three times in Japan, as well as the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in the United States. On July 28, 2013, Matsui signed an one-day minor league contract with the New York Yankees in order to officially retire as a Yankee. A pregame ceremony was held for him before the game.


Hideki Matsui was born in Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan (later merged into Nomi, Ishikawa). According to an interview on YES Network's "CenterStage," Matsui originally batted right-handed as a child. However, when he started playing with his older brother and his friends, Matsui was such a good hitter that his embarrassed brother insisted that he bat left-handed or stop playing with them. Matsui soon became an overpowering left-handed batter, thereafter batting left-handed.
Matsui was recruited by Seiryo High School in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, a Western Honshu baseball powerhouse. During his high school years, Matsui participated in four National High School Baseball Tournaments at Koshien Stadium (once in the spring and three times in the summer). In 1992, he drew five consecutive intentional walks in a game at Koshien and became a nationwide topic of conversation. The intentional walks were considered excessive and unsportsmanlike but the strategy worked, as Matsui's team lost. Matsu

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