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.