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Daisuke Matsuzaka

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (松坂 大輔, Matsuzaka Daisuke, [matsɯꜜzaka daꜜisɯ̥ke]; born September 13, 1980) is a Japanese former professional baseball pitcher, who pitched professionally for 23 seasons, 16 of them in NPB, 7 in MLB. He is currently a baseball color commentator, critic, reporter, and YouTuber. Daisuke is nicknamed "the Monster of the Heisei Era" (平成の怪物, heisei no kaibutsu) in Japan and "Dice-K" in the United States by The Boston Globe and USA Today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daisuke Matsuzaka has received more than 794,922 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Daisuke Matsuzaka is the 39th most popular baseball player (up from 43rd in 2019), the 1,595th most popular biography from Japan (up from 1,622nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Baseball Player.

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among baseball players, Daisuke Matsuzaka ranks 39 out of 74Before him are Sammy Sosa, Manny Ramirez, Greg Maddux, Derek Jeter, Hank Greenberg, and Ernie Banks. After him are Pedro Martínez, Ken Griffey Jr., Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, David Ortiz, and Shohei Ohtani.

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Among people born in 1980, Daisuke Matsuzaka ranks 213Before him are Mamiko Noto, Javad Nekounam, Sophia Myles, Ovidiu Hațegan, Katrine Lunde, and Vanessa Ferlito. After him are Gökdeniz Karadeniz, Chrissy Metz, Diego Pérez, Nick Cannon, Lee Jung-soo, and Brandão.

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Among people born in Japan, Daisuke Matsuzaka ranks 1,595 out of 6,048Before him are Toshihiko Koga (1967), Naoto Ohshima (1964), Katsutoshi Naito (1895), Masami Kuwashima (1950), Takuya Takagi (1967), and Yoshihisa Yoshikawa (1936). After him are Yuji Takada (1954), Yoshito Ōkubo (1982), Tsunku (1968), Yuji Sugano (1961), Tatsuya Ishihara (1966), and Masakuni Yamamoto (1958).


Among baseball players born in Japan, Daisuke Matsuzaka ranks 3Before him are Sadaharu Oh (1940) and Ichiro Suzuki (1973). After him are Shohei Ohtani (1994), Koji Uehara (1975), and Yu Darvish (1986).

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