Ex-Yankee Pitcher Hideki Irabu DEAD -- Suicide By Hanging Himself
Ex-Yankees Pitcher HIDEKI IRABUSUICIDE BY HANGINGSUSPECTED
7/28/2011 1:10 PM PT
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.