September 17, 1996: Nomo’s no-way no-no

By Mark Langill Hideo Nomo pitched two career no-hitters, but 20 years later, it’s still hard to fathom his first milestone as a member of the Dodgers on September 17, 1996 in Colorado. Nomo’s no-no during a 9-0 victory at Coors Field is still portrayed as a “man vs. the elements” challenge like a National Geographic […]
Via Dodgers Insider
September 17, 2016

The next Nomo? Dodgers' Maeda flirts with no-no, lowers ERA to 0.36

DENVER — Kenta Maeda tamed a notorious hitter's park about as well as any pitcher can.So much for being intimidated in his first start at Coors Field.Maeda held Colorado hitless into the sixth inning, A.J. Ellis lined a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Rockies 4-1 on Saturday night.Maeda's mind wasn't on a no-hitter, though. It wasn't even discussed in the L.A...
Via Associated Press
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Hideo Nomo- Good But Not Great (Part 1)

Recent item- The San Diego Padres have hired Hideo Nomo as advisor to help expand their presence in the Pacific Rim Hideo Nomo, the first Japanese star on the Red Sox, was always on the verge of stardom. Nomo first played in the majors in 1995, leading the league in strikeouts, was second in the NL with a 2.54 ERA. He started the all-star game and struck out 3 of the 6 batters he...
Via Fenway West
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres hire Hideo Nomo to boost presence in Pacific Rim

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have hired Hideo Nomo as an adviser to baseball operations to help expand their presence in the Pacific Rim. Nomo was the first Japanese player to permanently move to the big leagues, leading the way for more than 50 other players to follow. Last year, the Padres hired Moises Alou in a similar capacity, focusing on player development in the...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo Salutes Red Sox Nation, then Red Sox Players Salute Don

I remember Don Orsillo’s first game as permanent Red Sox commentator for NESN. It was April 4, 2001, and Hideo Nomo threw a no-hitter. I recall cramming one of those chunky VHS tapes into the recorder to capture the final outs, and despite that ****** tape recording (the height of technology 14 years ago), Don’s voice rings with the charming enthusiasm that would come to define...
Via Surviving Grady
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Hill Delighted With Command In Historic First Start Since 2009 (Video)

While you were watching football, Rich Hill was making history. In his first start since 2009, Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill shutdown the Tampa Bay Rays, tossing seven innings of one-hit baseball and striking out 10 batters in the process. Rich Hill joins Hideo Nomo (2001 no-hitter) as only pitchers with 10+ SO and 1 or 0 hits allowed in 1st start as a Red Sox (last 100 years...
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres hire Acey Kohrogi to scout Asian players

The Padres may be getting a stronger presence in Asia as a result of their recent hire. According to U-T San Diego, the team announced on Wednesday the hire of Acey Kohrogi as advisor for Pacific Rim operations. Kohrogi is notable for spending parts of 20 years with the Dodgers organization during which he helped bring players like Hideo Nomo from Japan and Chan Ho Park from South...
Via FOX Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo’s First Red Sox Game Was Pretty Memorable

Before the Sox started winning World Series, we fans clung tenaciously to what meager triumphs we were afforded: Pedro kicking Yankee arse in one game of the 1999 ALCS, a vitamin B-fueled Clemens striking out 20 Mariners, Nomar being better than Jeter (hey, we chanted it; it must have been true), the occasional weekend that Mo Vaughn wasn’t caught with a car full of strippers...
Via Surviving Grady
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hideo Nomo Trended On Twitter Thanks To Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter

Hideo Nomo trended hardcore on Twitter Sunday afternoon, and it was all due to Josh Beckett's no-hitter.
Via Gamedayr
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Dodger Hideo Nomo elected to Japan Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo was elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday, becoming the youngest player ever (45 and 4 months) to be honored. Nomo becomes one of only three players in history elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Known as "Warrior," Nomo spent seven seasons with the Dodgers where he earned an 81-66 record, 3...
Via Fox Sports West
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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