Iranian-Japanese Pitching Star Yu Darvish Set to Become First Player of Iranian Descent to Play in a World Series

By Iman Sadri

October 20, 2017

The Los Angels Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988They will be most likely playing the New York Yankees in what is set to be a historic matchup between the #1 and #2 biggest MLB makets. Set to most likely pitch Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium is Iranian-Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish.

Darvish, 31, was born in Osaka, Japan to a Japanese mother and an Iranian father. His full name is Farid Yu Darvishsefat. Darvish was acquired by the Dodgers from the Texas Rangers in a mid-season trade on July 31 of this year. He has a 4-3 record with the Dodgers this year with a 3.44 ERA.

Clayton Kershaw will be starting Game 1 in L.A. on Tuesday at the Ravine. Darvish is most likely going to start Game 2, and if he does will become the first player of Iranian descent to play in the World Series.

Iman Sadri is the founder of The Persian Observer.