After 20 years playing professional baseball, Hideki Matsui retires at the age of 38. Matsui played in Japan for 10 years and then flew overseas to the US for 10 years. He played for the Yankees, Angels, Athletics, and Rays. He played with the Yomiuri Giants in the Nippon Professional Baseball “the NPB” and was an All-Star in the NPB nine times. Matsui won the World Series MVP award in 2001 with New York, beating the Mets. I think many Yankees fans do not like the idea of a former Yankee retiring after a young career in the United States. However, I think that the decision of Matsui was a good decision, as he needs to return home to Japan. Congratulations on a great career!
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