MLB pitcher for 14 periods, he was the initial Japanese-born player to become listed on the American Group. He performed professional football for Japan’s Kintetsu Buffaloes from 1990 to 1994. He was voted to his initial All-Star video game and named Country wide League First year of the entire year in 1995. He previously two kids, Takahiro and Yashitaka, along with his wife Kikuko Nomo. He was teammates with slugger Shawn Green within the LA Dodgers from 2001 to 2002.