by Ryosuke Yagi
Twenty-one years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers introduced 26-year-old Hideo Nomo as the team’s newest pitcher. The five-time Japanese all-star was the first major league player from that country to appear in a U.S. major league game.
Nomo threw one no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers and followed it up five years later with one for the Boston Red Sox. Here they are:
- Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)Tuesday, September 17, 1996
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Colorado Rockies 0
Coors Field (Denver)
- Boston Red Sox (AL)
Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Boston Red Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 0
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)
Nomo this week was named baseball operations advisor for the San Diego Padres. Perhaps he’ll bring that franchise it’s first no-no.