Jul 28

Former Yankee pitcher Hideki Irabu dies in apparent suicide; JET alum served as his translator

JET alum George Rose (left) in his role as translator for Hideki Irabu (right).


Former star pitcher Hideki Irabu was apparently found dead in his apartment by friends.

Notably, former JETAA New York President George Rose had served as Irabu’s translator during his time with the Yankees when they won the World Series.

Rest in peace, Irabu-san.  Thanks for the memories and for doing your part to bridge the culture gap.


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