Is Hideki Matsui’s Resume More Impressive Than Ichiro’s?

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Zeke Fuhrman in MLB
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No. I could probably end the article right there, but perhaps I should elaborate. After winning the World Series MVP, Hideki Matsui has drawn praise from Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese-born player to play in the MLB. Murakami stated that "Ichiro Suzuki has had many accomplishments, but they've all been in the regular season. As the first Japanese to win an MVP in the World Series, this is a great accomplishment for Matsui and will have a huge impact." You have got to be kidding me. I'm not trying to take anything away from Matsui, who hit .613 (8-13) with three homers and eight RBI in the '09 World Series, six of those coming in the Game Six clincher. And I know that what happens in the postseason trumps anything in the regular season. Just ask Ichiro about the Mariners 116 wins du ...

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