Hideki Matsui is 2009 World Series MVP
The New York Yankees won their 27th world series title and the MVP for this year came from their camp. It’s Japanese born Yankee Hideki Matsui.
Matsui made a big difference in Wednesday night battle against the Phillies. He set a record of six RBIs in a World Series clincher leading his team to snatch the title 7-3.
35-year-old Matsui just became the first Japanese-born player to win the World Series MVP. He homered, doubled and singled, highlighting a Series in which he hit .615 with three home runs and eight RBIs.
“It’s awesome,” Matsui said through a translator. “Unbelievable. I’m surprised myself.”
“I guess it’s hard to make a comparison. When I was in Japan, that was the ultimate goal. Being here, winning the World Series, becoming world champions, that’s what you strive for here.”