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Hideki Matsui

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Birthday
12, 1974
Birthplace
Ishikawa, Japan
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1974 (age 45)
Birthplace
Ishikawa, Japan

About

Star of both the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's NPB and the New York Yankees in the MLB; named 2009 World Series MVP after hitting .615 and belting three home runs, while leading the Yankees to victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Before Fame

He was walked intentionally five times in a high school game, causing national buzz in Japan.

Trivia

He spent the first 7 years of his MLB career with the Yankees, then played for the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, and Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2012 before retiring.

Family Life

He was born to Masao and Saeko Matsui.

Associated With

He played alongside shortstop Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees.