FILE - In this Aug. 20, 1997 file photo, Hideki Irabu of the New York Yankees throws to the plate during the first inning in the second game of a double header against the Anaheim Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Irabu has been found dead at a home in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb of an apparent suicide, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Arriaga said Thursday, July 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, FIle)
July 28, 2011 5:42:21 PM PDT
By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - July 28, 2011 --
Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead, an apparent suicide in the wealthy suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes.