Hideki Matsui Signs With Yankees Then Retires

Hideki Matsui

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.

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.”