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Irabu On His Game in U.S. Pro Debut

June 11, 1997|Associated Press

Hideki Irabu, the New York Yankee prospect touted as the Nolan Ryan of Japan, made an impressive American pro debut Tuesday night for Class A Tampa of the Florida State League.

The hard-throwing right-hander, who is expected to join the Yankees within a month, allowed one hit and struck out six of the 13 batters he faced in four innings against the St. Lucie Mets.

Irabu, 28, signed a $12.8-million, four-year contract May 29, the largest deal for someone who had never played professional baseball in North America.

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Dwight Gooden, sidelined since undergoing hernia surgery in April, is scheduled to throw for pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre today at Yankee Stadium. . . . Oakland's Jason Giambi had an RBI double in the first inning against Detroit, extending his league-leading hitting streak to 22 games.

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