Yu Darvish, Persian-Japanese Star Pitcher for the Dodgers, Set to Pitch Game 7 of the World Series

By Iman Sadri

Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Yu Darvish, right, and Kenta Maeda, both from Japan wait to warm up before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Atlanta. Darvish was acquired from the Texas Rangers this week. (AP Photo/John Amis)

November 1, 2017

It’s the Best Event in American Sports. Bigger than the Super BowlFinal Four or the NBA Finals. It’s Game 7 of the World Series. It’s winner take all as the Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against the Houston Astros. Set to be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers is Yu Darvish who continues to make history. Born Farid Yu Darvishsefat, he is the first pitcher of Iranian descent to play, much less start two games in the World Series. 

Darvish is a 31 year old Iranian-Japanese baseball star pitcher for the Dodgers. He came to the Dodgers in a mid-summer trade from the Texas Rangers. He is now set to start at Dodger Stadium against another Texas team, the Astros. Game 7 is for all the marbles. Darvish is at Rock Star status in Japan. Having graced the cover of many of Japan’s teen beat magazines, Darvish is part of the pop culture of Japan.

Yu Darvish with this father Farsad Darvish (right) while with the Texas Rangers (Image credit AP)

Darvish will have ‘A World of Pressure’ during this Game 7 of the World Series. But, if Yu goes with his All-Star form and is clutch like he has been in the past, he can give the Dodgers its first World Series title since 1988.

Iman Sadri is the founder of @ThePersianObserver & @HollywoodSmileTV