2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui aka “Godzilla” won the MVP title for the 2009 World Series. In Game 6, he went 3-for-4 hitting a 2-run homerun, a 2-run single, and a 2-run double. That’s 6 RBIs, which ties the record for most RBIs in a World Series game. Basically, Matsui was the New York Yankee’s offense for the game.

For the series, Hideki Matsui went 8-for-13 (.615 avg) with three homers and eight RBIs. His .615 average was the third-highest ever in a World Series. He made the most of his limited plate appearances as a designated hitter including a go-ahead homer run in Game 2. His hitting is one of the main reasons the Yankees won the 2009 World Series, the 27th title for the team, and earned him the MVP title. Get your Hideki Matsui gear here.

He becomes both the first Japanese-born player and the first full-time designated hitter to win the award. Matsui can add this title to his three other MVP titles (1996, 2000 and 2002) from Japan as a Yomiuri Giant in the regular season. He also won the MVP award in the 2000 Japan Series, Japan’s version of the World Series.

However, this could be Hideki Matsui’s last game as a Yankee. He just completed his four-year, $52 million deal and will be a free agent next season.

Hideki Matsui Highlights for Game 6 of the 2009 World Series

Hideki Matsui gets MVP award for 2009 World Series

Lots of firsts for Asians in NYC the past few days from politics (John Liu wins NYC Comptroller seat & Margaret Chin wins NYC District 1 (Chinatown)) to sports.

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