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There Will Be No Thrill-as….. Without Godzilla

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The 2009 Worlds Series had a few firsts’ happen.

A full-time designated hitter won the MVP award for the first time. A 1960 record for most RBI’s r, with the nickname Godzilla, won his first World Series ring .

Hideki Matsui, also known as Godzilla, won the MVP of the 2009 World Series. Matsui, who is a baseball icon in his homeland of Japan, signed with the Yankees in December 2002. This was a huge accomplishment for anyone on earth but in Japan, Matsui became a hero.

On opening day in 2003 at the stadium, Matsui hit a grand slam . Another first for any Yankee to have accomplished. In 2007 he achieved his 2000th hit combined between his time in Japan and in MLB . Two months later he recorded his 100th home-run as ...

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