We know Derek Jeter as the legendary former captain of the Yankees. But to a pair of sumo wrestlers, he’s just another face in the crowd.
Participating in the game at Tokyo Dome on Sunday will be a group of students from the Tohoku region that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Back with the New York Yankees as a special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman, Hideki Matsui says he hasn’t thought about managing in the future.
The Yankees said Tuesday that the 2009 World Series MVP will work with Cashman and player development vice president Gary Denbo.
Hideki Matsu said the March 21 event at Tokyo Dome will support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we continue with 59-50.
I asked those who played alongside, managed or coached Jeter along the way for a favorite story or memory, something that stood out when they thought of the captain. This is what they told me…
It’s not hard to call up images of a 20-something Jeter and look back on his career. But for those who have spent time with him up close, they have a database that can’t be Googled.
If Tanaka and his Beethovian six-pitch mound symphony can turn into a No. 1 or No. 2 rotation option immediately, his richness in texture and rhythm can transform last year’s also-ran into a contender. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.
The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.
Alfonso Soriano lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The 39-year-old Matsui put his signature to his official Major League Baseball retirement papers in an on-field ceremony before the Yankees played Tampa Bay.
Don Mattingly’s return to Yankee Stadium as manager of the Dodgers is unprecedented. Never has a player as iconic as Mattingly returned to New York in a visiting uniform.
Matsui wants to go out in style — and that means pinstripes.
Matsui arrived just a little late to enjoy the spoils of the 1990s. But one could easily argue that that was the only time his timing was ever off.