|Born: January 10, 1969|
Kochi, Kochi, Japan
|April 3, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 15, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Earned run average||8.56|
Takahito Nomura (野村 貴仁, born January 10, 1969) is a former major league baseball player from Kōchi, Japan. He played on the Orix BlueWave, Yomiuri Giants, Nippon-Ham Fighters, and Milwaukee Brewers. Nomura recorded his name as "Takaki Nomura" from 2000 to 2003.
Nomura was one of the relief pitchers in the Pacific League during his early career, and his team won two championships (1995 and 1996) with his contributions from the bullpen. He was valued as a left-handed reliever, and was known for his wide curve. However, he was only effective for his first 7 seasons (1991–1997), and has gone downhill ever since.
Nomura was drafted in the third round of the 1990 draft by the Orix BlueWave. He pitched well as a reliever, and recorded a 0.98 ERA pitching in 37 games in 1995, greatly contributing to his team's championship that year. He pitched over 50 games in 1996 and 1997, occasionally making saves.
He was traded to the Yomiuri Giants in exchange for Masao Kida in 1998, but could not continue his previous success. He pitched in 40 games in 2001, but his pitching remained inconsistent, and was released after the season.
He joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002, pitching in 21 games, and became the first and only player to wear the number 95 in the Majors. He marked an 8.56 ERA, and was released again at the end of the season. He returned to Japan, signing with the Nippon-Ham Fighters, but only made 6 appearances. He joined the Macoto Cobras (a professional team in Taiwan) in 2004. He returned to his hometown, Kōchi, after retiring.
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- 1969 births
- Japanese expatriate baseball players in the United States
- Nippon Professional Baseball pitchers
- Living people
- Major League Baseball pitchers
- Major League Baseball players from Japan
- Milwaukee Brewers players
- Nippon Ham Fighters players
- Orix BlueWave players
- People from Kōchi, Kōchi
- Baseball people from Kōchi Prefecture
- Yomiuri Giants players