Family and friends are mourning the death of Jorge Navarro who recently passed away.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Katsuya Nomura has passed away. He led an amazing life, growing up in poverty, became a massive baseball star in the post-war period, lead Yakult to 4 championships as a manager. His stepson Don Nomura was the agent who started brining Japanese players to the states.
— Patrick Newman (@npbtracker) February 11, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
This is going to start an avalanche of Katsuya Nomura stories. As Rakuten manager, he wouldn’t have ordinary pre-game press briefings. They were more like 90-minute talk show appearances as he gabbed with the beat writers. He could do that because he held meetings after the game. https://t.co/mTEwei5K1b
— Jim Allen (@JballAllen) February 11, 2020