On this date in 2011, Hideki Irabu passes away at age 41 of a suicide.
"The best thrower I had ever seen. He was the best pitcher I had ever seen in my life. For him to be such an also-ran and a bust here was very surprising." - Bobby Valentine who managed against Irabu in Japan
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