Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka of Seibu, a professional baseball player who will retire from active duty only this season, held a press conference and said, "I was fighting so that my feelings of love for baseball would not disappear. I looked back.

Seibu has the most wins for the third consecutive year from the first year 170 wins in Japan and the United States

Pitcher Matsuzaka is 41 years old from Tokyo.


In 1998, he won consecutive spring and summer championships at Koshien as the ace of Yokohama High School and was called the "Heisei Monster".

He joined Seibu in 1st place in the draft and won numerous titles such as the most wins for the third consecutive year from the first year.

Since 2007, he has played in Major League Baseball Red Sox and became the first Japanese pitcher to win the World Series.


After that, he returned to the Japanese baseball world and returned to Seibu in the old nest last year for the first time in 14 years. Was there.



In the 23 years of Japan and the United States, he has 114 wins in professional baseball and 56 wins in the major leagues, marking a total of 170 wins.

"The numbness of my right arm began to appear strongly in early spring last year."

Pitcher Matsuzaka held a press conference at the baseball team office in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture on the 19th. I have a feeling that I didn't want him to come, as I wanted him to do. "



As for the reason for deciding to retire, "I had a strong numbness in my right arm in the early spring of last year, and I managed to throw it, but my symptoms worsened due to the corona sickness and I couldn't train or treat. I didn't want to receive it, but almost every day, I couldn't sleep because of neck pain and numbness in my right hand. The symptoms did not improve. "



Regarding the games that left an impression on me during the 23 years of my active life, "There are so many best pitches and best games that it is difficult to decide. I think that each person has different things to see and feel and memorable, so Matsuzaka, such a ball. I want you to remember that you were throwing it. "



After that, he looked back on his life as a player, saying, "I was fighting so that I wouldn't lose my love for baseball. I'm glad I ended up as I liked it."



Pitcher Matsuzaka said that he would go up to the starting mound in a uniform with a uniform number of "18" in the match against Nippon-Ham Fighters on the night of the 19th. I want to expose everything at the very end. "

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