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Hideki Matsui

Unusual in that one of the pieces appeared in the main section, not on the sports pages: Dan Barry, author of Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game, does a follow-up of sorts in this profile of Doc Edwards, one of those “baseball lifers.” Edwards, 76, was manager of the Rochester Red […]

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The Japanese import known — perhaps politically incorrectly — as “Godzilla,” announced his retirement at the age 38. Matsui spent most of his career with the New York Yankees. I’m guessing he’s had at least one book written about him based on his career in Japan. At least two titles were released in the U.S., […]

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Dropped by the local Barnes and Noble at lunch today. Almost shocked to see only one “quicky” publication about the Yankees’ latest championship. The New York Post published The Best, a paperback volume. I never liked this type of publication. It seems like a money grab since the stuff for the most part is just […]

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The Yankees slugger turns 35 today. Two books tell his story: Hideki Matsui: Sportsmanship, Modesty, and the Art of the Home Run and Godzilla Takes the Bronx: The Inside Story of Hideki Matsui. Gee, without looking at the book cover, I wonder which title was written by a Japanese and which by a U.S author.

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“Godzilla” turns 34 today. The Amazon Report on Hideki Matsui: Godzilla Takes the Bronx: The Inside Story of Hideki Matsui Hideki Matsui: Sportsmanship, Modesty, and the Art of the Home Run It’s kind of interesting just reading the titles and how the book by the Asian author carries over the Japanese philosophy surrounding the game, […]

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