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Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui
Matsui with the Athletics 2011|position=Designated hitter / Outfielder
Personal information
NameHideki Matsui
TeamOakland Athletics
PositionDesignated hitter / Outfielder
Number55
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
Professional debut
Debut leagueNPB
Debut dateMay 1, 1993
Debut teamYomiuri Giants
Debut leagueMLB
Debut dateMarch 31, 2003
Debut teamNew York Yankees
Statistics
MLB (2011 season)
Batting average.285
Home runs173
Runs batted in753
On-base percentage.363
On-base plus slugging.831
*Yomiuri Giants (1993 2002) (NPB) *New York Yankees (2003 2009) *Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2010) *Oakland Athletics (2011 present)
NPB * 3× Japan Series Champion (1994, 2000, 2002) * 9× NPB All-Star (1994 2002) * 3× CL MVP (1996, 2000, 2002) * 8× Best Nine Award (1995 2002) * 3× NPB All-Star Game MVP (1995, 1998, 1999) * 2× Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize (2000, 2003) * 2000 Japan Series MVP * 2000 Matsutaro Shoriki Award MLB * 2× MLB All-Star (2003, 2004) * World Series champion (2009) * 2009 World Series MVP * 2009 MLB Clutch Performer of the Month of August

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|} is a Japanese Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. He bats left-handed and throws 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. Following the 2009 season, Matsui signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and then signed with the Oakland Athletics following the 2010 season. Matsui has been 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.


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