On Tuesday night, ESPN aired a fantastic 30 for 30 documentary entitled ‘Brothers in Exile’, detailing the journey to America from Cuba by brothers Livan and Orlando Hernandez. The feature was excellent, but there was one part of it that made my stomach turn – Game 5 of the 1997 NLCS, when Livan Hernandez struck out 15 Braves en route to a complete game victory.
Director - Mario Diaz
Length - 90 minutes with commercial (77 minutes without)
Installment - #67 of 30 for 30/ESPN Films series
Most Similar To - Once Brothers
Grade/Ranking - Low to mid twenties out of 67.
Review - I enjoyed Brothers In Exile a lot. I imagine viewer’s reactions will vary more for this one depending on two factors: 1) How much of a baseball fan they are...
The 1997 World Series is underway from Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida, where the National League champion Florida Marlins host the Cleveland Indians and defeat them by a 7-4 final.
Florida’s Livan Hernandez gets the better of veteran Orel Hershiser in front of more than 67,000 fans. Hernandez wins his third game of the postseason, while Hershiser is tagged for seven runs...
We could watch this Vine of Livo throwing BP to The Buffalo before Friday night's game all day. Something so heartwarming about this that we just can't pin down. Enjoy:
(Screencap, Vine, via MASN/MLB.TV)
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This seems to be happening more and more lately, right?
According to the Sun Sentinel, former big leaguer Livan Hernandez is unloading a bunch of his old gear. And among the memorabilia up for grabs…the pitcher’s 1997 World Series MVP trophy and his Florid, er, Miami Marlins championship ring from the same season
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