Darvish museum opens in Kobe

Kyodo

A museum exhibiting memorabilia of baseball star Yu Darvish opened Monday in Kobe, where the Texas Rangers pitcher spent his childhood.

The Space 11 Darvish Museum opened its doors at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in honor of the major leaguer’s uniform number, 11.

Darvish frequented a sports club in Kobe in his childhood while living in neighboring Osaka Prefecture.

The roughly 100 items on display at the museum in Chuo Ward include the glove and uniform from his no-hitter in the 2004 national high school tournament and a computer graphics system that allows visitors to virtually hit his pitches.