Hideki Irabu

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Birthday
5, 1969
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jul 27, 2011 (42)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1969
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jul 27, 2011 (42)

About

Japanese baseball pitcher who was unable to replicate the success he had at home upon his arrival in the Major Leagues.

Before Fame

He began his professional career in Japan in 1988.

Trivia

The Yankees signed him to a $12.8 million contract, and expected him to become an All-Star. Instead he was a major disappointment.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife and two children when he took his own life in 2011.

Associated With

He was unable to achieve the success that his countryman Hideo Nomo had in the United States.