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Yu Darvish Facts

Starting pitcher for Texas Rangers

  • Yu Darvishsefad pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also pitched at the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of the Japanese national team.
  • Darvish is considered the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball.
  • Darvish was born to an Iranian father, Farsad Darvishsefad, and a Japanese mother, Ikuyo. He was born in Habikino, Osaka on August 16, 1986.
  • Darvish began playing baseball in second grade. He attended Tohoku High School.
  • On January 6th, 2011 Darvish agreed to a contract for the 2011 season that would make him the highest paid player in Japan with a salary of 500 million Japanese Yen.
  • On January 18 2012, Texas Rangers signed Darvish to a $60M dollar contract for six years with a player option to void the last year.
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