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Sun, 2017-Oct-29 01:57 UTC
Length - 2:16
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 212,151 views on Saturday, 28 October 2017 our article of the day is Yu Darvish.
Yu Darvish (Japanese: ダルビッシュ 有, Hepburn: Darubisshu Yū, born 16 August 1986) is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Darvish previously pitched in MLB for the Texas Rangers and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. In international play, Darvish pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of the Japanese national team.
He was considered by many to be the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball prior to his arrival in Major League Baseball in 2012. In his first MLB season, Darvish finished third in the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year balloting. The next season, he finished second in the AL Cy Young Award vote as he led the Major Leagues in strikeouts with 277 and finished fourth in the AL in earned run average (ERA) at 2.83. On 6 April 2014, Darvish reached the 500 strikeout mark in fewer innings pitched than any starting pitcher in MLB history.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:57 UTC on Sunday, 29 October 2017.
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