Hideki Matsui

Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter takes in a sumo wrestling bout at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka, Japan on March 19, 2015. (Photo by Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

Sumo Stars On Meeting Derek Jeter: Who? The Catcher?

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.

03/20/2015

Former New York Yankees teammates Derek Jeter (L) and Hideki Matsui pose during a photo session after a press conference in Tokyo on March 18, 2015. Jeter and Matsui are hosting the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Game in support of children affected by the 2011 tsunami. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Arrives In Japan For Charity Ballgame With Matsui

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.

03/18/2015

Former New York Yankees great Hideki Matsui looks on as he and other former players are recognized before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Matsui Thrilled To Be In Yanks’ Front Office, But Hasn’t Thought About Managing

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.

03/11/2015

Former New York Yankees great Hideki Matsui stands in the dugout prior to being recognized along with other former players before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hideki Matsui Named Yankees’ Special Adviser To General Manager

The Yankees said Tuesday that the 2009 World Series MVP will work with Cashman and player development vice president Gary Denbo.

03/10/2015

Hideki Matsui speaks during an FCC press conference in Tokyo on December 17, 2014. Matsui announced he would host a charity baseball event, 'Support Our Kids,' supporting tsunami-affected children with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter.  (Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Matsui, Jeter Team Up For Charity Event In Japan

Hideki Matsu said the March 21 event at Tokyo Dome will support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

12/17/2014

Bernie Williams

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 59-50

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we continue with 59-50.

09/30/2014

Derek Jeter stretches with his teammates during batting practice against the Texas Rangers prior to Game 1 of the 2010 ALCS. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Current, Former Yankees Tell Their Favorite Derek Jeter Stories

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…

09/23/2014

Derek Jeter in 1997 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Baseball Lifers Recall First Impressions Of Derek Jeter

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.

09/22/2014

Masahiro Tanaka speaks to the media in Japan on January 23, 2014.  (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palladino: Can Masahiro Tanaka Be A Savior For Yankees?

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.

01/24/2014

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Yankees Honor Mariano By Retiring #42 In Monument Park

The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.

09/22/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Soriano Helps Yankees Avoid Sweep In Jeter’s Return With Walk-Off Hit

Alfonso Soriano lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

07/28/2013

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees presents former Yankee Hideki Matsui a framed jersey during during a pre game ceremony honoring Matsui before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 28, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Matsui Retires As A Bronx Bomber, Yankees Honor Former World Series MVP

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.

07/28/2013

Don Mattingly (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Past, Present And Future — Donnie Baseball Talks Yankees And Baseball

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.

06/19/2013

Hideki Matsui after the Yankees clinched the 2009 World Series. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Hideki Matsui Getting 1-Day Contract To Retire A Yankee

Matsui wants to go out in style — and that means pinstripes.

05/31/2013

Hideki Matsui (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Modest Matsui Returns To Japan, But He Won’t Be Forgotten

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.

01/04/2013

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