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Dear Mr. Steinbrenner... Next winter, when you are thinking of buying free agents to escape this Yankee malaise, you might look harder at Cuba and Japan for talent

That's right, sir. Cuba and Japan.Last night, Yankee fans watched Masahiro Tanaka save the team's rapidly diminishing hope and pride. He may be the best Yankee free agent signing since Hideki Matusi and Orlando Hernandez - two players still cherished by the fan base, even though the Yankees in recent years seemed to have lost interest in their homelands.Let's take Hernandez...

Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez Has Major Meltdown After Being Ejected From Little League Game (Video)

Orlando Hernandez — aka “El Duque” — used a trademark high leg kick during his nine-year Major League Baseball career. It’s fitting, as Hernandez recently kicked up a major fuss. Hernandez, who last pitched in the majors in 2007, was ejected from a Little League game last month after throwing a temper tantrum. The incident occurred at the USSSA Wood Bat World Series in...
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez tossed from son's baseball game

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Former New York Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez — better known to most as “El Duque” — has not pitched in an MLB game since 2007. That does not mean he has lost his passion for the game, and anyone who attended his son’s youth baseball game last month […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Past Yankees gather for 67th Old-Timers' Day

Orlando Hernandez and his high socks made it back to Yankee Stadium. There he was on the mound, across the street from where he helped the New York Yankees win three straight World Series titles from 1998-2000. ''I feel great. It's a big day for me after a lot of years,'' El Duque said. ''I come back today after maybe three or four years. I'm happy...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oregon pitcher tosses his glove to first base for the out!

Oregon pitcher tosses his glove to first base for the out University of Oregon pitcher Jeff Gold and former New York Yankee pitcher, Orlando Hernandez have something very unique in common. They both have made incredible plays involving their gloves being tossed to first base.  El Duque, as Hernandez was called, famously threw his the entire glove over to first base for an out during...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks Pitcher Gets Ball Stuck in Webbing on Comebacker, Tosses Entire Glove to First Base (Video)

It seems like the kind of play that only happens in the movies, but Oregon Ducks pitcher Jeff Gold is turning fiction into fact. On Tuesday the Ducks took on the Cal State Northridge Matadors, when CSUN’s Ryan Raslowsky hit one back to the box with Gold on the mound. However, the pitcher was unable to get the ball out of his glove, as it had stuck in the webbing, and Golf tossed...
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Oregon pitcher records out by tossing glove to first base

University of Oregon pitcher Jeff Gold found himself in a precarious position Tuesday.In a game versus Cal State Northridge, Gold makes a great stop on a ball hit right back up the middle. However, he initially struggles with getting the ball out of his glove because it is lodged between the webbing. Once he realizes this, he quickly starts running to first and proceeds to toss his...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: El Duque (Topps 2007)

Remember when Orlando Hernandez was one of our more solid starters? Want to see your card featured? Click here. Written 7/19 Tweet
Via 213 Miles From Shea
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees see Cuban as heavy hitter

BY MARK FEINSAND NEW YORK DAILY NEWS FOR EVERY Orlando Hernandez, there’s a Kei Igawa.
Via NY Daily News
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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