Saturday, July 30, 2011

Japanese front pages remember Hideki Irabu

"Front pages newspapers reporting on the death of Hideki Irabu in Tokyo on July 30, 2011. Japanese baseball fans, players and sports writers mourned the death of the retired pitcher who pioneered the move across the Pacific into American Major League Baseball. Irabu, 42, died in an apparent suicide after several years out of the sport"...getty image. Irabu did not pitch in the 1998 and 1999 World Series as stated by Getty: "but is remembered fondly at home for his heyday with the Yankees, when he helped the New York club win the World Series in 1998 and 1999." Per Baseball-Reference, his only post-season appearance was one game in the 1999 ALCS.

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