Nomo Press Conference

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Well, Nomo-san being signed by the Dodgers is probably what differentiated him from signing with any other team. The owner, at the time, the O’Malley’s, they had a very strong relationship with Japan, so they knew exactly how to handle the Japanese press, and the press conference was really, really smooth, it was held here, in Little Tokyo. I want to say about two-hundred attended. I saw dozens of T.V. cameras, dozens of still photographers—most of them made that trip from Japan, not the – also local American—but most of the Japanese did come from Japan at that time.

Date: December 20, 2013
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Mark Langill
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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