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Former Yankee Irabu found dead

Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:36 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 7:17 pm
 
Hideki IrabuBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead in his Pales Verdes, Calif., home on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department told CBSSports.com.

"Deputies responded to a call at his Palos Verdes home at 4:25 p.m. [Wednesday] and discovered him deceased from an apparently suicide," a spokesman said Thursday afternoon.

Irabu was 42. 

Irabu played for the Yankees, Expos and Rangers, last pitching in the big leagues in 2002.

The Yankees have released the following statement (via Star-Ledger on Twitter):

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hideki Irabu. Every player that wears the Pinstripes is forever a part of the Yankees family, and his death is felt throughout our organization. Our sympathies and support go out to his wife, Kyonsu, his two children, and all of his friends and loved ones.”

The Padres purchased his contract in 1997, but he refused to sign, saying he'd only play for the Yankees. The Padres eventually traded for Irabu's rights and signed him to a four-year deal worth $12.8 million. He played in six seasons in the big leagues and went 34-35 with a 5.15 ERA.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 2:43 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:43 pm
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

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Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:16 am
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

No, jokes are funny. Why? Because a coward is gone and simple little girls on here get bent out of shape over someone they have never met while thousands die everyday with honor and respect through war, being a cop, or famine and a thousand other reasons yet we have this attitude a "Star" is above all.

Enough already, the guy killed himself with no dignity...one reason our country is so weak is the Hallmark moment the thought we have to give something back to a tool like Fat frog while others suffer outside of the limelight...don't be a hypocrite, I am not one. I see no sorrow or will give no prayers to this man, none more than a guy who fights for his countries freedom in Libya or a kid walking 100 miles to get a bowl of mush while a supposed superstar ran out of courage to fight the shadows and demons of tossing a baseball.

Eat it whiners.



Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:06 am
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

One other thing, I KNOW he disrespected his family, hanging one's self is indignant and repulsive to HIS culture, he SHOULD have used a sword.


But please, bless us all with your wisdom, and respect for one who neither of us know...I don't respect him one ounce of my western view, he ran out like a coward, the PC police can screw you and yours. He was a selfish jerk. I hope he struggled.



Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:03 am
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

IF he had any self respect he would have used a sword


RAYS 9th FAN,

 That's a tasteless and uncalled for comment. Give your head a shake, idiot. I could say something tasteless about Canucks fans and the riots in response, but I won't sink to that level. Have a bit of respect. You don't know anything about the man or his situation.
If you had any idea how noble Japanese commit suicide you would know to shut the hell up.

Two, this Canucks? Idiot, I have to wear this badge due to the NHL season, as a stupid bet on a stupid site called CBSSports not OprahSports.

You sank to the level calling me an idiot when you have no knowledge nor percpective of a site dedicated to sport not obituaries about people you have no idea who they are or never met.

It isn't about respect, he disrespected his family by commiting suicide. Know that and the Japanese culture...Dummy.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

Hideki - I Rob You - might havebeen  funny at the Time when Seinfeld said it but when anyone takes their life it's shocking to us and jokes are no longer funny.

Hideki  "I rob myself" is a funny one though. Funny because it's true.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

Hideki - I Rob You - might havebeen  funny at the Time when Seinfeld said it but when anyone takes their life it's shocking to us and jokes are no longer funny.

The devastation his family is going through is terrible and if anyone out there doesn't feel bad then simply don't understand how precious life is and what it's like to lose a loved one to suicide.  After all, it's just a game! 

RIP Hideki!!!! 

From a member of Red Sox Nation.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

Just because you removed the last line in your pos you are as low of a snake that is found anywhere on the net. All you do is recycle other folks trash



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Former Yankee Irabu found dead

very sad :(


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