Hideki Matsui

Tampa Bay Rays #35 - Designated Hitter

  • Born: 06/12/74
  • Age: 40
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 210

Offense and other NYY teams lacking .300 hitters

Since 1968 there have only been six Yankee teams that failed to produce a .300 hitter. Will the 2014 Yankees become the seventh?

tracking_pixel_11078_tracker
From Our Sponsor

How to workout without a gym

+

Gyms are expensive, super crowded, and they always seem to reel you back into membership. But you don’t need one to get fit.

MLB
+

Tanaka apologizes to Yankees fans for injury

Classy move, Tanaka.

Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 1/24/14

The Yankees have improved with Masahiro Tanaka, but are they a playoff team?, The financial benefits from Japan won't be as good as it was with Hideki Matsui, Alex Rodriguez has received a coaching...

The Likely Financial Benefits of Signing Tanaka

4

In signing Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees are likely to benefit from increased revenue from Japan -- but not as much as they enjoyed by signing Hideki Matsui.

Masahiro Tanaka Could Get Record Deal From Rakuten

The Cubs, and other MLB teams looking for a big-time starting pitcher, might have to turn their attention away from Masahiro Tanaka, according to one report.

Is Tanaka still the Yankees' top pitching target?

A posting fee cap and an open negotiation process could make Japan's best pitcher a less obvious fit for the Yankees.

NLCS Game Six: Dodgers vs. Cardinals

The Cardinals can advance with a win, but they'll have to go through Clayton Kershaw to get there.

Top 100 Yankees: #87 Hideki Matsui

"Godzilla" came to the United States with high expectations and an unbelievable amount of media attention. Despite the pressure, he became a fan favorite and ended his Yankees career as the World...

Yankees bid farewell to arms, goodbye to future?

8

The Yankees summoned the ghosts of recent glory to honor Mariano Rivera, but there wasn't enough magic from the past to prevent the team from being haunted by its present.

Report: Biogenesis suspensions coming this week

According to the New York Post, Biogenesis suspensions for all players not named Ryan Braun will be announced this week. How many games is Alex Rodriguez expected to be suspended?

MLB
1

Matsui to retire as Yankee

The Yankees will honor Matsui before Sunday's game against the Rays.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.