“Godzilla” to Return to The Yankees

Sure he retired last December, but, according to the New York Post, that isn't stopping the New York Yankees from offering Hideki Matsui a contract.

I'll let you make all the Yankees jokes, but, honestly, the team inking the former slugger to a one-day deal so he can ceremoniously "retire" in pinstripes is actually pretty cool.

The two-time All-Star, and fan favorite, concluded his Major League career with a .282 batting average and 175 home runs spread out over ten seasons.  Combine that with his ten years with the Yomiuri Giants and you're looking at a .293 batting average, 2643 hits and an incredible 507 home runs.

Not too shabby.

Oh, and to top it all old…the Yankees have a Hideki Matsui Bobblehead Day planned for July 28 when the team concludes a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.