Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Tomo Ohka

The 2005-06 Brewer starting pitcher turns 37 today.

On this day in 1976 Tomokazu "Tomo" Ohka was born in Kyoto, Japan. He was 22 when the Red Sox purchased him from Japan's Yokohama Bay Stars, and 23 when he made his major league debut with Boston in 1999. Ohka had been a member of the Red Sox, Expos and Washington Nationals when he joined the Brewers in the 2005 trade that sent Junior Spivey to Washington.

Ohka pitched parts of two seasons as a Brewer, making 40 appearances (38 starts) and posting a 4.55 ERA over 223.1 innings. All told he pitched ten major league seasons, most recently appearing in the big leagues as an Indian in 2009. He spent 2010 and 2011 back in Japan with Yokohama.

To this day Ohka is one of just two Japanese-born pitchers to accumulate more than 1000 innings pitched in the major leagues. The other is another former Brewer, Hideo Nomo.

Thanks to the B-Ref Play Index for reminding me that Ohka turns 37 today. We'd also like to wish a happy birthday to:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Join Brew Crew Ball

You must be a member of Brew Crew Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Crew Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker