Kaz Matsui. Prior to his debut in Major League Baseball, Kaz Matsui had a successful career with the Seibu Lions in Japan's Pacific League from 1995 to 2003.
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Hideo Nomo. Hideo Nomo, a graduate of the Seiyo Kogyo High School in 1986, was the fist Japanese-born player to join an American Major League team.
Bernie Williams. Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies won the National League batting title with an average of .379.
Joe Schultz. Joe Schultz managed the Pilots to a 64-98 record before the team was moved to Milwaukee and re-named the Brewers.
New York Yankees. The New York Yankees swept four games from the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series.