Dodgers to give away Nomo bobbleheads

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NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (09:41) Kyodo

The Los Angeles Dodgers will give away bobblehead collectible
dolls depicting former pitcher Hideo Nomo as part of the club's 2013
promotional calendar, the club announced on its website Tuesday.

The bobblehead of Nomo, who was a trailblazer for the influx of
Japanese stars that followed him to the major leagues, will be
available Aug. 10 in an interleague game against the Tampa Bay Rays,
the club said.

The first 50,000 fans will receive one. Nomo is scheduled to
attend and participate in a pregame ceremony.

Nomo arrived at the club in 1995, when he won the National
League Rookie of the Year Award and was an All-Star.

In seven seasons with the Dodgers, he was 81-66 with a 3.74 ERA
and threw the 10th no-hitter in Los Angeles Dodgers history in 1996
in a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. It was the
last no-hitter thrown by a Dodger.

This will be the second Nomo bobblehead giveaway at Dodger
Stadium, following the first event in 2002.

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