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Coroner: Hideki Irabu hanged self

Updated: July 30, 2011, 9:56 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hideki Irabu's famous teammates on the New York Yankees remembered him Friday as a talented pitcher who was fun to be around.

The club held a moment of silence for Irabu at Yankee Stadium before Friday night's game against Baltimore, one day after news of his death spread. A picture of Irabu tipping his cap to the crowd was shown on the big video board in center field.

Los Angeles County Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter told The Associated Press in an email Friday that ...

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