Matsui’s bat headed to Cooperstown

Hideki Matsui might not be destined for enshrinement with the immortals, but he’ll have a spot in Cooperstown all the same. From the Twitter account of Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson we learn that the bat Matsui used to hit a grand slam in his Bronx debut will be displayed in the Hall of Fame Museum. Matsui was the first player to ever hit a grand slam in his first game at Yankee Stadium, a fitting debut for a player who would go on to have many more great moments in pinstripes, ending of course with him being named the MVP of the 2009 World Series. Congratulations Godzilla on a well earned recognition in baseball’s most esteemed museum.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

3 thoughts on “Matsui’s bat headed to Cooperstown

  1. His 2009 World Series bat is already at the HOF, so I guess this doubles his pleasure, short of enshrinement! One of the best signings the Yankees have made over the years.

  2. I thought the bat was being investigated for taking Arboreal Growth Hormone while it was a tree. How can we let bats suspected of being juicers into the HoF?????