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This Week In Baseball History

Feb 16, 2024

Compared to some of the other Japanese pitchers who have transitioned to the United States, Hideo Nomo's American career seems relatively short and underwhelming. But the impact it had on two nations, how players move between leagues, and what fans can expect is immeasurable. After signing with the Dodgers 29 years ago this week, Hideo Nomo went on to prove that Japanese players could indeed thrive in the US, and paved the way for everyone who came affter. Mike and Bill look back at the Tornados life and career.

Plus, happy birthday to Jimmy Ryan and Chet Lemon!

And farewell to Red Swanson and Billy Gardner.