Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Apr 13, 2016

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Kenta Maeda threw six scoreless innings but the bullpen could not preserve the rookie’s lead as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Maeda, the first Japanese pitcher to start a Dodgers home opener since Hideo Nomo in 2004, ...

Tanaka named starter for opener

Apr 1, 2016

Tanaka named starter for opener

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the New York Yankees on Opening Day for the second year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Thursday. The 27-year-old Tanaka will be just the second Japanese pitcher to start on Opening Day for two straight years ...

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

Feb 12, 2016

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

The San Diego Padres on Thursday announced the hire of former major league pitcher Hideo Nomo as an adviser for baseball operations. The 47-year-old Japanese baseball Hall-of-Famer, who in 1995 became Japan’s first big leaguer in 30 years and pioneered an era that has ...

Dodgers start new era with Roberts hire

Nov 24, 2015

Dodgers start new era with Roberts hire

Dave Roberts overcame long odds during his playing days in the major leagues and survived a bout with cancer in recent years. He had no managerial experience when he went after the vacant Los Angeles Dodgers’ job. Fittingly, the personable Roberts beat the odds ...

Aug 18, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma earns AL weekly accolade

The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma won his first American League Player of the Week honors on Monday. Iwakuma, 34, threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the fifth in Seattle history. He is the first Japanese recipient of the weekly award since ...

Nomo inducted into Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

Jan 17, 2014

Nomo inducted into Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

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People don’t remember Hideo Nomo by his records. They remember him as a trailblazer. And that’s enough to get him into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. The former starting pitcher in both Japan and the major leagues was selected by the Players Selection ...

Jan 9, 2014

Nomo misses cut in Hall of Fame election

Former Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Hideo Nomo, who became the first Japanese player to be named on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, was not among those selected in one of the most celebrated induction classes in the history of the sport. Nomo, ...