Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hideo Nomo Bobblehead Added to Promotional Schedule


Now that the Dodgers have announced that Hideo Nomo will have the 8th bobblehead, they only have one more remaining. I'm hoping for either Mike Piazza or Nancy Bea.

From the Dodgers:
The Dodgers have added a Hideo Nomo bobblehead to the 2013 promotional calendar. This will be the eighth bobblehead in next season’s series and is set for August 10 (vs. Rays). The first 50,000 fans on August 10 will receive a Nomo bobblehead. Nomo is scheduled to attend his bobblehead night and participate in a pre-game ceremonies at Dodger Stadium. This is the second Dodger Stadium bobblehead for Nomo (Aug. 24, 2002).

Nomo broke into the Majors in 1995 and had one of the best seasons for a pitcher in Dodger history, setting the single season franchise record for strikeouts per nine innings with 11.1 while ranking among the National League leaders in several pitching categories. That same season, the Japanese-born pitcher won the NL Rookie of the Year award, placed fourth in the NL Cy Young Award voting and was named to the NL All-Star Team. In seven seasons with the Dodgers, the right-hander posted an 81-66 record with a 3.74 ERA and threw the 10th no-hitter in Los Angeles Dodger franchise history on Sept. 17, 1996, the last no-hitter thrown by a Dodger and first of his two career no-hitters. Nomo played in 12 Major League seasons combined with Los Angeles, Kansas City, Tampa Bay, New York (NL), Boston, Detroit and Milwaukee.
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