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Hideki Irabu, 42

Photograph By Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images

The Japanese hurler couldn't live up to a dazzling 1997 debut for the Yankees and was criticized by owner George Steinbrenner. He finished his career with the Rangers, saving 16 games in 2002. Irabu's July 27 death was ruled suicide by hanging.