Ex-Dodger Hideo Nomo elected to Japan Baseball Hall of Fame
JAN 17, 2014 1:09p ET
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, 3.74 ERA and 1,200 strikeouts.
Nomo won 123 games in 12 MLB, plus 78 games for Kintetsu in Japan. He pitched for the Dodgers from 1995-1998 and 2002-2004. He was selected as the starting pitcher for the 1995 All-Star Game in Texas and sfter going 13-6 with a 2.54 ERA in 28 starts, Nomo was named 1995 N.L. Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger in a string of five to earn that distinction.
Nomo is one of only five pitchers to have thrown a no-hitter in both the American and National Leagues (for the Dodgers vs. Colorado and for the Red Sox vs. Baltimore).