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NOMO, Hideo 

His unique "tornado" pitching style dominated in Japan and U.S.

Inducted 2014
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Osaka
Born August 31,1968
Alma Mater Seijo Technical High School

When he pitched for Nippon Steel Corporation Sakai, he was selected to a member of the All Japan and led his team to the silver medal in the Seoul Olympics. In 1990, he joined the Kintetsu Buffaloes as the first draft choice. With fast ball and forkball thrown in the unique "tornado pitching," he swept almost all awards in his first year: most wins, most strikeouts, the Rookie of the year, and MVP. In 1995, he earned a 13-6 record for the LA Dodgers, winning the Rookie of the year after notching 236 strikeouts, the most in the National League. He compiled a combined 201 wins in Japan and U.S.


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