Kazuo Matsui

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Birthday
23, 1975
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1975 (age 44)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Switch-hitter who became the first Japanese infielder to sign a contract with the National League.

Before Fame

He played baseball for the renowned PL Academy Senior High School, where he was their star pitcher.

Trivia

He hit a home run in his first at-bat in the big leagues, and also hit a home run in his first plate appearance in 2005 and 2006.

Family Life

He married Mio Matsui in 2000.

Associated With

In 2004, he played shortstop and Jose Reyes played second base for the Mets. The following year, they switched positions and Reyes went on to become an All-Star at the position.