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Hideki Irabu’s Tragic Death Ushers Need for Change

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Imagine that etched on your tombstone for eternity. For Hideki Irabu one wonders if he could ever escape it as reports out of California today seem to indicate suicide for the former Yankee...

A tragic end to a story that began with such promise.   

There was a time not too long ago when bringing a player over from Japan seemed like a sure thing.  The instant success stories of Hideo Nomo and later Ichiro Suzuki fueled this notion, following decades of skepticism about the legitimacy of Japanese baseball.  With years of experience in the NPB prior to posting, suddenly teams figured they were getting All-Stars with proven track records who could slide into their rotation or lineup each and every time ...

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