Hideki MatsuiHideki Matsui
(松井 秀喜; born June 12
) is a Major League Baseball
player for the New York Yankees
. He has been nicknamed "Godzilla", and has generated excitement from fans. Many reporters and photographers have followed him from his home in Tokyo, Japan
In 2003, his first season in Major League Baseball, Matsui collecting 179 hits in 623 at bats, including 42 doubles and a triple, for a .287 batting average.
Before entering Major League Baseball, Matsui was a three-time MVP in the (Japanese) Central League, playing for the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's most famous team.