Former MLBer Hideki Irabu Found Dead in Apparent Suicide


Troubled for sure, Hideki Irabu, 42 was found dead in an apparent suicide on wednesday in a Palos Verdes home. (why did the news just come out?!) He was often spotted in Torrance and was rumored to have owned a failed shop called Super Udon. Of late, the ex pitcher was seen playing in super minor league baseball in Southern California, and was trying to get back into the game. Irabu was part of an early wave of Japanese pitchers and was highly touted. He played on Yankee championship teams, yet by the end of his career, he was an outcast. He did make a brief come back with the Japanese minor league team, Kochi Fighting Dogs, which was short lasted. (SI – Hideki Irabu)


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