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Japan to honour baseball greats Matsui, Nagashima

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Former New York Yankees star Hideki Matsui is one of two baseballing greats to be honoured by Japan with a national award. 

Baseball player Hideki Matsui poses for a portrait at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on December 16, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Former New York Yankees star Matsui is one of two baseballing greats to be honoured by Japan with a national award.

Newspapers on Tuesday blared the news that the "People's Honour Award" would be bestowed on Matsui and former Yomiuri Giants player and manager Shigeo Nagashima, who is to Japanese baseball what Pele is to Brazilian soccer.

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