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New York Yankees: Former World Series MVP Hideki Matsui Announces Retirement

former Yankee has decided to hang up the cleats for good.

Hideki Matsui has decided to announce his retirement from baseball, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC's Hard Ball Talk.

The 38-year-old made headlines back in the winter of 2002 by coming over from Japan to the majors and choosing to sign with the Yankees on a three-year, $21 million deal.

In his first season with the Bombers, Matsui hit .287 with 16 home runs and 106 RBI while making the American League All Star team and finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting.



Matsui captured the hearts of the fans in his very first game at Yankee Stadium by crushing a grand slam against the Minnesota Twins in April of 2003.

After his original ...

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