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49. Hideo Nomo

Photograph By AP Photo/Larry Goren

His Dodgers career was unusual, not only for journeying from Japan to the majors at 26 in '95, when he had a 2.54 ERA and 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Discarded by the Dodgers in '98, he returned in 2002 for two more distinguished seasons.