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Hideo Nomo Autographed Baseball Photo Certified Authentic 8x10 - Excellent Condition ... FREE SHIPPING ... Sports Memorabilia projected $26 Billion or more by 2030, growth rate estimated 12% annually (Globe Newswire 2022)


Hideo Nomo (野茂 英雄, Nomo Hideo, born August 31, 1968) is a Japanese former baseball pitcher who played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Major League Baseball (MLB). He achieved early success in his native country, where he played with the Kintetsu Buffaloes from 1990 to 1994. He then exploited a loophole to free himself from his contract, and became the first Japanese major leaguer to permanently relocate to MLB in the United States, debuting with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995.


Nomo was a pioneer for Japanese players in MLB, and his success paved the way for many others to follow. He was a five-time All-Star, twice led the league in strikeouts, and threw two no-hitters. He was also the first Japanese pitcher to win an MLB award, the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1995.


Nomo was known for his unorthodox windup, which he used to generate a deceptive and powerful fastball. He also had a devastating forkball, which he used to strike out batters at a high rate.


Nomo pitched for a total of 12 seasons in MLB, with eight different teams. He retired in 2008 after a brief stint with the Kansas City Royals.

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Nomo is also known for his impact on Japanese culture. He helped to popularize baseball in Japan, and his success inspired many young Japanese players to pursue careers in MLB.


Nomo is a true pioneer of the game of baseball. He helped to break down barriers between Japanese and American baseball, and his success inspired a generation of players around the world.


Hideo Nomo Autograph Baseball MLB Photo - Certified


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