松井秀喜外野手が現地時間7月20日、デトロイトでのタイガース戦に「４番・ＤＨ」で先発出場。６回第３打席で右翼ポール直撃の第７号本塁打を放ち、日米通算500号（日本通算332本、メジャー通算168本）を達成。この日は４打数３安打３打点。チームも７－５で勝利。松井の本塁打は６月１６日のロイヤルズ戦以来34日ぶりでした。 (By C. Trent Rosecrans ) Matsui hit his 500th professional homer Wednesday , July 20, 2011, and drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Detroit Tigers 7-5. He hit 168 major-league homers and 332 homers with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.
「（５００号まで）だいぶ時間がかかった。記録への思いは、正直あまりないが、光栄なことだとは思う。記録は意識しないが、（右翼の）ポールに当たったのは、いい思い出に残る」。試合後、松井は照れくさそうに喜びを表した。』 "Five Hundred! Congratulation, Hideki Matsui", the TV anchorman shouted. On the TV screen, "500th" appeared surrounded by a Japanese flag and an American flag.
But the stadium was calm. Matsui ran from the first base to the home base without changing his facial expression, and he was celebrated by his team-mates at the bench.
"I'm happy to get it over with, and it is even better that it helped us win a game," Matsui said through an interpreter. "It isn't like I've been aiming for this, because I don't really combine numbers from Japan and here. To me, they are two separate leagues."
松井選手、日米通算500号達成、おめでとうございます。 Congratulation, Hideki Matsui for 500th Homer!
The owner of Matsui, as well as the Sushi Boy chain, is Tochigi native Masayoshi Yokota, a huge long-time fan of Hideki Matsui since Hideki Matsui stayed at Yokota's house while he played for US Japan High School baseball games when Hideki was a senior in high school.
"Matsui 55-GoGo Special" is going on the day after Hideki Matsui hit a home run. He hit a home run yesterday, so "GoGo Matsui Bowl" is $5.50 today, July 21.
This year they are offering "Salmon Lover" at SushiBoy for $5.50 and "Sansai Makunouchi" at Bentoss for $5.50 the day after Hideki Matsui hit a home run.
Matsui Restaurant 21605 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501 tel:310-320-2089 M - Thu 11:30 - 2:30pm(L), 5:30 - 9:30pm (D) Fri, Sat 11:30 - 9:30 pm, Sun 11:30 - 9 pm
Matsui Restaurant-Little Tokyo 123 S. Onizuka St.，Los Angeles，CA 90012 tel:（213）625-2111
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