Photo of Peter O’Malley and Hideo Nomo, former Dodger pitcher and Japan Baseball Hall of Famer


Peter O’Malley, President, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998, is shown on the field at Dodger Stadium on July 8, 2015 with former Dodger pitcher Hideo Nomo. O’Malley had been presented with the Third Class, Order of the Rising Sun medal, Gold Ray with Neck Ribbon by Hidehisa Horinouchi, Japan Consul General in Los Angeles and Nomo was part of the bestowing pregame ceremony. O’Malley signed Nomo to a Dodger contract in 1995. Nomo became the first Japan-born player in the major leagues in 30 years, winning 123 games in Major League Baseball. Nomo would later be inducted into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame for his achievements.