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All signs point to Godzilla return to New York

Hideki Matsui only had one hit in the opener, but he made an impression on major leaguers touring Japan.

Originally Published: November 9, 2002
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

TOKYO -- Sadaharu Oh played 22 seasons, hit 868 career home runs, won 15 home run titles, nine MVP awards, five batting titles, two triple crowns and led his team to 11 championships. But Japan's greatest player never got a chance to test himself in the major leagues.

“ As far as the adjustments he might need to make, he's a different player than Ichiro, who sort of jumped in and never looked back. Being a power hitter it may take him a little longer, it may not. ...

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