Yu Darvish

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Yu Darvish

Farid Yu Darvishsefat (ダルビッシュ・セファット・ファリード・有, Darubisshu Sefatto Farīdo Yū, born 16 August 1986), popularly known as Yu Darvish, is a Japanese professional baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and a YouTuber. Darvish previously played in MLB for the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. In international play, Darvish pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of the Japanese national team.He was considered by many to be the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball prior to his arrival in Major League Baseball in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yu Darvish has received more than 2,331,632 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,973rd most popular baseball player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among baseball players, Yu Darvish ranks 39 out of 36Before him are Derek Jeter, Pedro Martínez, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Koji Uehara, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. After him are Cal Ripken Jr., Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Mike Trout, Curt Schilling, and Roy Halladay.

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Among people born in 1986, Yu Darvish ranks 269Before him are Petr Jiráček, Pablo Andújar, Shawn Pyfrom, Henrique, Stéphane Ruffier, and Josh Peck. After him are Florence Welch, Valter Birsa, Lena Dunham, Timofey Mozgov, Erika Sawajiri, and Pontus Wernbloom.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yu Darvish ranks 1,281 out of 3,113Before him are Naoto Ohshima (1964), Hitoshi Saito (1961), Tetsuya Harada (1970), Daisuke Matsuzaka (1980), Kentaro Sawada (1970), and Takayuki Morimoto (1988). After him are Toshihiro Yamaguchi (1971), Hitomi (1976), Shigeyoshi Mochizuki (1973), Masami Nagasawa (1987), Ryo Miyaichi (1992), and Jin Akanishi (1984).


Among baseball players born in Japan, Yu Darvish ranks 5Before him are Sadaharu Oh (1940), Ichiro Suzuki (1973), Koji Uehara (1975), and Daisuke Matsuzaka (1980).

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