Nomo attendance boost

Welcoming Nomo Nomo's impact on later Japanese players Nomo's personality Nomo attendance boost Dodgers relationship with Japan Walter O’Malley’s philosophy

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As you remember, in 1994 we had a work stoppage in Major League Baseball so some of the fans are very upset at Major League Baseball in general, but when Hideo Nomo came, we averaged about 8000 increase in attendance every ballpark. Not just Dodger stadium but every ballpark in the nation and even more than that, so as you can see, one player can generate 8000 in attendance, that’s not all Japanese people that came. These are regular American baseball fans that came to see Hideo Nomo, a Japanese man perform on the mound, so it’s exciting then.

Date: March 21, 2014
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Mark Langill
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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