Hideki Matsui did great things for the New York Yankees, so it’s only right that he retired as one. In 11 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, Matsui had a line of .282/.360/.462 with 175 home runs.
Hideki Matsui signs a one day minor league deal with Yanks and then retires as a Yankee pic.twitter.com/sSfdy2UP2Y
— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) July 28, 2013
Yankees captain Derek Jeter, referred to Matsui as one of his favorite teammates.
“I love Matsu, man. I’ve always told you guys he’s been one of my favorite teammates. I’m looking forward to seeing him. … He was a professional. He played every day. The biggest thing is he never made excuses. He never talked about injuries; he never used injuries as an excuse. He went out there and played. As players, you appreciate that.”