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A close look at Yu Darvish's résumé

If Japanese righty signs with Rangers, he'll need to make a number of adjustments

Originally Published: December 20, 2011
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Things to know while waiting for the Rangers to start selling Yu Darvish replica jerseys …

• If the name Darvish doesn't sound Japanese, there is a reason. He is the son of an Iranian father, Farsad, and a Japanese mother, Ikuyu, who met -- where else? -- in Florida. Farsad said he played soccer at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg until the U.S. embassy takeover in 1979 and the coach benched him. He later worked at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., where the ...

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