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Former Yankee Hideki Matsui waves to the crowd (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui waves to the crowd during a pregame ceremony in his honor. (July 28, 2013)

Hideki Matsui honored at Yankee Stadium

Former Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui signed a one-day contract with the team, allowing him to officially retire as a Yankee. On Sunday, he was honored with a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

Hideki Matsui, second from left, retires from his
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hideki Matsui, second from left, retires from his one-day contract with the Yankees organization. Senior Vice President Jean Afterman, second from right, and general manager Brian Cashman are on the field with him. (July 28, 2013)

Hideki Matsui waves his cap on the field
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(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hideki Matsui waves his cap on the field at Yankee Stadium. (July 28, 2013)

Yankee Hideki Matsui stands with his father and
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Yankee Hideki Matsui stands with his father and waves to the crowd at Yankee Stadium. (July 28, 2013)

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Former Yankee Hideki Matsui waves to the crowd
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui waves to the crowd during a pregame ceremony in his honor. (July 28, 2013)

Hideki Matsui stands on the field at Yankee
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hideki Matsui stands on the field at Yankee Stadium after signing retirement papers from the Yankees. (July 28, 2013)

Hideki Matsui was presented with his framed uniform
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hideki Matsui was presented with his framed uniform jersey by Derek Jeter after Matsui signed retirement papers on the field before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (July 28, 2013)

Hideki Matsui follows through after delivering the ceremonial
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hideki Matsui follows through after delivering the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. (July 28, 2013)

Hideki Matsui poses with the Yankees after he
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Hideki Matsui poses with the Yankees after he was presented with a framed jersey at Yankee Stadium. (July 28, 2013)

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