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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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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...
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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....
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando-admiring lefty leads Mexico into LLWS title game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) A swing-and-a-miss ended the lopsided game. Mexicali players ran from their positions to a spot between the mound and the plate, celebrating their berth in the International championship game. One player was missing. The last one to arrive was Daniel Zaragoza, who had to run all the way from right field - his position for the final out. It was the only...
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August 27, 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...
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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...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Countdown To Cardinals: 34

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 34 First player/coach to wear #34:  Tom Winsett (1935) Last player/coach to wear #34:  Derek Lilliquist (2014, coach) Player/coach to wear #34 in the most seasons:  Nelson Briles and Danny Cox (6) Number of players/coaches to wear #34: 50 Last time not worn: 1996 Other interesting names tied to #34:  Fernando Valenzuela...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
March 02, 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...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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