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Hideki Matsui honored at Yankee Stadium

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui waves to the crowd

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui waves to the crowd
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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