Baseball Mar 21, 2017

Nomo to throw out first pitch at Japan-U.S. semifinal

Former Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and the United States at Dodger Stadium. His first big league manager, Tommy Lasorda, will catch the ceremonial pitch before Samurai Japan seeks ...

Tanaka named starter for opener

Baseball / MLB 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 in ...

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

Baseball / MLB 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 seen ...