Veteran baseball player Matsuda Nobuhiro has announced his retirement after an 18-year career. Contributing to seven Japan Series championships with the SoftBank Hawks and playing one season with the Yomiuri Giants, Matsuda described his career as “dream-like” at a recent press conference. He expressed gratitude for the support he received and singled out a game-winning hit in 2014 as his career highlight. Source: Giants / NHK
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