Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead yesterday in his California home -- and law enforcement sources tell TMZ, it appears he committed suicide by hanging himself. We're told a friend found him.
L.A. County Coroner is still trying to locate next of kin.
Hideki played for the Yankees, Expos, and Rangers -- last pitching in the big leagues in 2002. He won World Series rings with the Yanks in 1998 and 1999.
Irabu was 42.
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Ex-Yankees Pitcher HIDEKI IRABU
SUICIDE BY HANGING
7/28/2011 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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