Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Twilight Tigers: Hideo Nomo

Here at the the Hot Corner we take a look at stars that played for the Detroit Tigers at some point in their career.

Not really the end, but in between --- Nomo Mania struck the Motor City in the year 2000.

Detroit would be Nomo's fourth team (LAD, NYM, MIL) spending 2000 with the Tigers.

Nomo would go 8-12 with 4.74 ERA, striking out 181 in 190 IP.  Nomo would head to Boston in 2001 and lead the AL in strikeouts, back to LA to spend 3 more season with the Dodgers, then finishing out his career with Kansas City and Tampa Bay.

I recall Nomo's entrance into MLB and paved the way for more stars to come over from Japan.  His signature windup and delivery were classic.

For what it is worth, I only had 4 Nomo cards, none with the Dodgers! 3 Tigers and a Brewer.

We had this guy?

Keep it Hot on the Corner, pat.

1 comment:

  1. I have always been a fan of Nomo. Tigers have rarely had any Japanese players. A relief pither around same time also. Kada?(or something similar). He didnt stay long in Motown. I have several of Nomo RCs plus his 1991 BBM Japanese one. I have one Tiger card from 2000 Traded set