Ichiro Sakashita, who says he was a friend of former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu, prays next to flower bouquets left on behalf of the Japanse Hanshin Tigers baseball team, in Rancho Palos Verdes, ... more 
Ichiro Sakashita, who says he was a friend of former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu, prays next to flower bouquets left on behalf of the Japanse Hanshin Tigers baseball team, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Thursday, July 28, 2011. Irabu, a former New York Yankees pitcher, was found dead Wednesday, an apparent suicide, at a home in Rancho Palos Verdes, county sheriff's Sgt. Michael Arriaga said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 8:30 PM EDT