CNN is reporting that Hideki Irabu, one of the first Japanese pitchers to come over and find success in the Major Leagues, has been found dead.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead yesterday at his Los Angeles home, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported.
The newspaper’s website quotes police investigators as saying the 42-year-old’s death [...]
Japan is known for producing excellent ball players. And Tsuyoshi Nishioka could one day be sitting right up there with Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui. The Minnesota Twins have got to be happy they snagged a league batting champion (VIDEO) who can play both second base and shortstop. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says that they’ll [...]