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Former Yankees pitcher found dead in Rancho Palos Verdes

July 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former New York Yankees pitcher was found dead of an apparent suicide in Rancho Palos Verdes, authorities said on Thursday.

The body of Hideki Irabu, 42, was found at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Arriaga.

Irabu lived in Rancho Palos Verdes, but it was not clear whether it was his home.

Irabu was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Gardena in May 2010. Police said he was stopped after his car drifted outside of traffic lanes, and he nearly collided with a parked car.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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