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Welcome to the Hideki Matsui Baseball Museum

Hideki was born very close to here in the town of Neagari on June 12, 1974.
He started playing baseball at an early age and subsequently received the kind support of many different people.
Through good fortune, he was able to make a career out of the game he loves and to this day strives to improve himself.
The passion he has for baseball and the importance of the diligent effort required to pursue dreams are the two founding principles of this museum.
I want to convey to all of you the importance of going after your dreams and also that the pinnacle of happiness is achieving your goals after working very hard to fulfill them.

About Museum

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Address TA-58 Yamaguchi-machi Nomi,Ishikawa-Prefecture
TEL 0761-22-2447 FAX 0761-22-7726
http://www.hideki.co.jp
Closed Tuesdays and 12/31〜1/2
*Except Next terms;
April 29 thru May 5,
August 13 thru August 16
Jan 3 thru Jan 6
Hours of Operation 9:00-5(no admittance after 4:50)
Admission Fee Adults:400yen,6-15 years old:100yen,
Under 6:Free
Free Parking
Parking lot has a capacity of 161 vehicles(14 buses,144 cars and 3 handicapped spaces)

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MATSUI HIDEKI BASEBALL MUSEUM

2015〜2016

2015〜2016 As a special coach of the Giants, leader life was begun in the spring training camp.
Returns to Yankees' spring training as special guest instructor

2014

2014 2.1 As a special coach of the Giants, leader life was begun in the spring training camp.
3.4 Returns to Yankees' spring training as special guest instructor
5.24 Participated in the Baseball Hall of Fame classic match as a Yankees representative .He hit a homerun.

2013

2013 5.5 People's Honor Award along with Mr. Shigeo Nagashima.People’s Honor Award at the Tokyo Dome on May 5.
7.28 Signed an one-day contract with the New York Yankees,and formally retired as a member of the team

2012- Tampa Bay Ray Years

2012 4.30 Singned a minor league contract with Tampa Bay Rays
5.28 Back to major league roster
5.29 Got the starting lineup as the 6th hitter and the left fielder in his new uniform number "35" vs. White Sox. Hit the first homerun in this season.
6.1 Hit the second homerun vs. Orioles.
7.25 Designated for assignment
12.28 Announces retirement from baseball

2011- Oakland Athletic Years

2011 4.3 Against the Mariners, he got his 2500th career hit (combined Japan and U.S. totals)
5.1 Against the Rangers, he got his 1500th career runs scores (combined Japan and U.S. totals)
7.20 Against the Tigers, he hit his 500th career homerun (combined Japan and U.S. totals)
7.25 Won 4th Player of the Week Award(Jule 18-24) in 6years

2010- Los Angeles Angel Years

2010 4.17 Against the Indians, he got his 1000th MLB career hit
5.9 Against the Mariners, he got his 1500th RBI(combined Japan and U.S. totals)
6.27 Against the Rockies, he hit his 150th MLB career homerun

2003 - 2009 New York Yankee Years

2009 4.6 As the first Japanese player to bat cleanup on opening day for the Yankees he blasted his 445th combined Japan/U.S. homer to right-center field to surpass Mr. Shigeo Nagashima, his former mentor's homerun record
5.27 Hit his 450th combined Japan/U.S.home run against the Rangers
10.27 Ended the regular season with a .274 batting average, 28 homers and 90 RBIs
11.4 Rewrote Major League Baseball's record books by driving in an amazing 6 RBIs in one World Series game
Yankees won the World Series for the first time in 9 years
Became the first Japanese player in Major League Baseball history to receive the World Series MVP award
11.10 Filed for free agency
2008 5.8 Against the Indians, he extended his hitting streak to 17 games, his personal best
6.1 Against the Twins, he played in his 2000th combined Japan/U.S. professional game
6.12 On his birthday, he smashed a grand slam, leading his team to a come frombehind victory against the Athletics
8.24 Against the Orioles, he hit his 444th combined Japan/U.S. homerun that tiedhim with Mr. Shigeo Nagashima
This was also his 500th RBI in his MLB career
9.21 In the final game played in Yankee Stadium, against the Orioles,he was in the starting lineup as the DH and while batting eighthhe belted out a hit adding to the rich 86-year history of the ballpark
2007 5.6 Against the Mariners he got his 2000th career hit (combined Japan and U.S. totals)
7 He earned his first MLB monthly MVP award
8.5 Against the Royals he hit his 100th MLB homerun becoming the first Japanese player in MLB history to do so
10.19 After having led his team to 12 playoff appearances in as many seasons,Manager Joe Torre retired
11.14 He underwent endoscopic surgery on his right knee

The Yankees advanced to the Division Series as a Wild Card
Season Statistics : 143 games played .285 Batting Average, 25 Homeruns and 103 RBIs
2006 5.11 In the first inning playing in the field against the Red Sox he broke his left wrist ending his 1768 consecutive-games played streak
9.12 Against the Rays he returned to the lineup after a 111 game absence
He was welcomed back with a standing ovation and responded by getting a clutch hit
In his first game back after recovering from his injury he was 4 for 4 at the plate
9.14 He hit a homerun on his return to Yankee Stadium

AL East Divisional Champions
Season Statistics: 51 games played .302 batting average 8 Homeruns and 29 RBIs.
2005 6.20 Third weekly MVP (6/13-6/19)
7.28 Against the Twins, he reached the milestoneof having played in 425 consecutive MLB games
8.24 Against the Blue Jays, he reached the milestone of having playedin 1700 consecutive games (combined Japan/U.S. totals)
9.3 He reached the milestone of having hit at least 100 RBIsin three consecutive MLB seasons
9.7 Against the Rays he hit his 400th homerun(combined Japan/U.S. totals)

He reached the milestone of having played in every game for three consecutive MLB seasons

A personal best season batting average of .305
11 His three-year contract with the Yankees expired and then he signed a new four-year contract
2004 3.31 In a ‘Welcome Back Home’game,he hit a homerun at Tokyo Dome off of Gonzalez of the Rays
6.1 For the second time he was voted MVP of the week (5/24-5/30)
Statistics : .524 Batting Average, 2 Homeruns and 7 RBIs
7.15 Combined Japan and U.S. consecutive game streak of 1500 games played is reached in Comerica Park against the Tigers
8.4 Became the first Japanese player in MLB history to hit 20 homers in a season
8.6 Personal first back-to-back HRs and became the first Japanese player in MLB history to get 6 RBIs in a single game
9.6 He reached the milestone of having played in 300 consecutive MLB games
9.18 He reached the milestone of having hit at least 100 RBIsin two consecutive MLB seasons
9.29 He hit a homerun in both games of a doubleheader against the Twins
Became the first Japanese player in MLB history to hit 30 homers in a season
9.30 Became the first Japanese player in MLB history to hit a HR in three consecutive games

AL East Divisional Champions 2004 season statistics: .298 Batting Average, 31 Homeruns and 108 RBIs
10.6 He hit clean-up while playing in the second game of the Divisional Championship Series
Statistics : .412 Batting Average, 3 Homeruns and 13 RBIs
2003 1.14 3-year contract with Yankees
3.31 He hit his first MLB single against Halladay of the Toronto BlueJays in Toronto, Canada
4.8 He smacked his first MLB homerun, a grand-slam, off Mays of the Twins
7.1 Voted MVP of the week (6/24-6/30)
7.3 Voted rookie MVP for the month of June
9.28 Championship of AL East Divisional Champions
2003 season statistics: .287 Batting Average, 16 Homeruns and 106 RBIs
10.19 He appeared in the World Series

1993 - 2002 Tokyo Giant Years

2002 7.9 He hit his 300th homerun while playing against the Hiroshima Carps
10 Tokyo Giants are the Central League Champions

He won both the homerun title(50) and the RBI title(107) for the third time and also was voted the league MVP. In the history of Japanese baseball only Bass and Ochiai achieved both a higher season homerun and RBI total
11.1 He became a free agent and expressed a desire to join MLB
2001 Elected team captain
4.12 He hit his 250th homerun while playing against the Dragons in his 1000th game
10 Won the batting title with an average of .333
2000 He batted clean-up in the opening game

He flourished as a clean-up hitter throughout the season
10 Tokyo Giants are the Central League Champions

Tokyo Giants are the Japan Series Champions

He won both the homerun title (42) and the RBI title (108) for the second time Won the league MVP award
1999 9.21 He hit his 200th homerun while playing against the Hanshin Tigers

He achieved a 40 homerun season for the first time
1998 7 He hit a 525 foot homerun (160 meters) while playing in the All-Star game
It was the longest homerun ever hit during an All-Star game in Japanese baseball history

He won both the homerun title (34) and the RBI title (100)
1997 4.27 He hit his 100th homerun while playing against the Hiroshima Carps
1996 10 Tokyo Giants are the Central League Champions

He won the MVP award with a .314 average, 38 homeruns and 99 RBIs
11 He participated as a clean-up hitter on the Japanese All-Star team in games pitted against the MLB All-Stars
He hit a 150 kph (93 mph) straightaway fastball off of Reynolds for a grand-slam
1995 He was chosen as one of the best nine ballplayers in the country for the first time
1994 10 After finishing the season with identical records, the Giants and the Dragons played an epic tiebreaker for the Central League Championship with the Giants emerging victorious
Then the Giants went on to defeat the Lions in the Japan Series
1993 5.2 Hit his first major league homerun off Takatsu of the Yakult Swallows

1974-1992 Elementary and Junior High Years Seiryo High School Years

1992 3 Participated in the 64th Invitational Koshien National Baseball Tournament during the tournament he hit 3 homeruns

He was nicknamed ‘Godzilla’
8 Participated in the 74th Koshien National Baseball Tournament
In the second Koshien game, against Meitoku Gijuku High School of Kochi Prefecture,he was intentionally walked five times in a row in an unprecedented strategy that led to Seiryo High School’s defeat
10 In the championship game of the Benibana National Tournament in Yamagata Prefecture, he recorded his 60th high school homerun
11 Joined the Tokyo Giants
(also drafted by the Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons and the Daiei Hawks)
1991 8 Participated in the 73rd Koshien National Baseball Tournament
He hit his first Koshien homerun in the third game against
Ryugasaki-Daiichi High School
1990 4 Entered Seiryo High School and joined the baseball team
8 Participated in the 72nd Koshien National Baseball Tournament
1989 In his last year of junior high school, he was converted to a pitcher and was given the uniform number ‘1’ (In Japan the player who wears number one is the team’s ace pitcher)

In a spring regional tournament he was the team’s ace pitcher, clean-up hitter and also the team captain

His team won the Ishikawa Prefectual Baseball Tournament for the second time

His team was the runner-up in the Chubu Regional Baseball Tournament for the first time
1987 Entered Neagari Junior High School and joined the baseball team
1984 He began to take Judo lessons at the Neagari Martial Arts Center Joined the Neagari Little League Baseball Team
1981 4 Entered Hama Elementary School in Neagari
1976 4 Entered Yamaguchi Nursery School in Neagari
1974 6.12 Masao and Saeko Matsui’s second son born in Neagari, Ishikawa Prefecture
Weight 3960 grams