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‘Brothers in Exile’ brought back memories of the 1997 NLCS

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. The strike...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New 30 for 30: Dramatic story of Livan and Orlando Hernandez defecting from Cuba

The latest 30 for 30, “Brothers in Exile,” tells the dramatic story of Livan and Orlando Hernandez defecting from the squalor of Cuba for the riches of Major League Baseball in the United States. Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film hammers home the immense risks these players, especially those in the 90s when Castro still was at the height of his powers, took to make the 90...
Via Sherman Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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