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Nomo, who threw 2 no-nos, joined Dodgers 21 years ago today

Twenty-one years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers introduced 26-year-old Hideo Nomo as the team’s newest pitcher. The five-time Japanese all-star was the first major league player from that country to appear in a U.S. major league game.

Nomo threw one no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers and followed it up five years later with one for the Boston Red Sox. Here they are:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
    Tuesday, September 17, 1996
    Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Colorado Rockies 0
    Coors Field (Denver)
  • Boston Red Sox (AL)
    Wednesday, April 4, 2001
    Boston Red Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 0
    Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)

Nomo this week was named baseball operations advisor for the San Diego Padres. Perhaps he’ll bring that franchise it’s first no-no.