Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui team up for charity event

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Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui were teammates on the field. Now they’re teaming up for a charity event off the field.

Matsui and Jeter are going to hold a baseball charity event in support of children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Matsui attended a press conference in Tokyo to promote the event which will happen on March 21.

“(Derek) will make an enormous contribution to this event,” Matsui said. “He is a tremendous human being and was a great teammate and I’m sure the kids will be thrilled to see someone of his stature.”

The event will involve over 600 participants. The profits from the charity event will be used to help children in the region. Not only will Jeter and Matsui be in attendance, the event will include a baseball clinic and a home run derby.

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