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Hideki Matsui : sportsmanship, modesty and the art of the home run

Author: Shizuka Ijūin
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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Explores the life of Hideki Matsui, discussing his childhood and early baseball successes in Japan, move to the Major Leagues in the United States, charity work, and modesty. Includes photographs.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Hideki Matsui; Hideki Matsui
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shizuka Ijūin
ISBN: 9780345495693 0345495691
OCLC Number: 77494474
Description: vi, 133 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A child of baseball --
The star, modesty included --
A promise to his father --
Japan's number one slugger --
A sigh of relief --
"More like what a person ought to be" --
A wrenching decision --
"Postwar Japan sends its finest citizens to America" --
War, peace, and ground zero --
The mentors behind Matsui --
To the sponsor they have never met --
Raining cats and dogs --
The spirit of the Yankees --
From battlefield to baseball field --
"Yankees fans are such wonderful people!" --
Matsui in the spring.
Responsibility: Shizuka Ijuin.
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Explores the life of Hideki Matsui, discussing his childhood and early baseball successes in Japan, move to the Major Leagues in the United States, charity work, and modesty. Includes photographs.

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