Dodgers Video: Orel Hershiser, Fernando Valenzuela Pitch In Old-Timers Game

One strength of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization is its rich tradition and the pride that players take in putting on the...
Via Dodger Blue
22 days ago

In his own words: Fernando Valenzuela’s MLB debut

For our special section in the 2015 Dodger Yearbook dedicated to him, Fernando Valenzuela described his initial promotion to the Major Leagues in 1980 and the unforgettable start that launched Fernandomania in earnest in 1981. Click the image above to enlarge. — Jon Weisman
Via Dodgers Insider
May 27, 2016

Kenta Maeda’s Slider and the Chase for Valenzuela’s Record

We’re left to wonder how players who have established careers in international leagues will fare when they first reach the major leagues: some never find the same level of production they had overseas, others endure a tough adjustment period, and a precious few immediately take to their new surroundings. From what we’ve seen of Kenta Maeda so far, he appears as if he could...
Via Fangraphs
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 16 winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in Los Angeles Dodgers history

There have been 16 winners of the MLB Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers history. How many of them can you name?
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Fernando Valenzuela taunts Zack Greinke for leaving the Dodgers

Fernando Valenzuela appears to be at the forefront of another mania in Los Angeles – only this time it's not about him.As the legendary lefty took the stage at the Dodgers FanFest on Saturday to address the estimated 25,000 fans in attendance, he mocked starter Zack Greinke for choosing to not return to the Dodgers and instead sign a lucrative deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Fernando Valenzuela takes shot at Zack Greinke for leaving Dodgers

He may be 55 years old now, but Fernando Valenzuela is still proving himself to be a national treasure. The legendary Dodgers pitcher made an appearance at the Dodgers FanFest event on Saturday, taking the stage and throwing some shade at right-hander Zack Greinke for leaving the team over the winter, per Dodgers Nation. Fernando Valenzuela getting ready to hit the stage! #DodgersFF...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Fernando Valenzuela appointed by Obama as citizenship ambassador

Months after becoming a U.S. citizen, Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela has been selected to work with the White House. The Dodgers announced Thursday that Valenzuela has been appointed by President Obama as a presidential ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. The 54-year-old former Dodgers left-hander, who was born in Mexico, became a U.S. citizen earlier this summer....
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers great Fernando Valenzuela becomes U.S. citizen

Thirty-five years after making his major-league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fernando Valenzuela has achieved another major milestone. The Dodgers pitching great raised his right hand and took an oath of allegiance to the U.S. alongside approximately 8,000 others at a ceremony on Wednesday, officially becoming a U.S. citizen 36 years after he first entered the country. Valenzuela...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Double no-nos: Stewart, Valenzuela reflect on 25-year no-hitter anniversary

On June 29, 1990, Oakland A's pitcher Dave Stewart and L.A. Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela pitched no-hitters on the same day ... a feat that has only once in modern baseball history. Stewart was up first, and he overcame a "really, really bad" pre-game warm-up and a wobbly first inning to no-hit the Blue Jays in Toronto. Stewart sensed he had no-hitter stuff in the fifth inning...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

This Day in Baseball: Fernando Valenzuela

2/19 On this day in 1983, Fernando Valenzuela became the first player in baseball history to be awarded over $1,000,000 through the arbitration process.  The Los Angeles Dodgers young Mexican pitcher had taken the league by storm in 1981, leading the league with eight shutouts and winning the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young and helping the team reach the World Series.  He followed...
Via Baseball Essential
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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