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Fernando Valenzuela taunts Zack Greinke for leaving Dodgers

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Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard-Ventura one of best young matchups ever

One year ago, at just 23 years old, Yordano Ventura became one of the youngest pitchers to start a World Series game in the last 30 years. The presence of a young starter in the World Series is not a completely rare phenomenon, naturally. Ventura, for his part, was the 64th pitcher in Series history to make a start before turning 24 years old, per Baseball Reference Play Index. Noah...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2015  |  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 say it's unlikely Urias will be called up in September

Dodger fans were hopeful they might catch a glimpse of top pitching prospect Julio Urias sometime this month, but it now appears as though there's a slim chance it will happen. The 19-year-old lefty, who has drawn comparisons to Dodgers great Fernando Valenzuela, will likely not be granted the opportunity to have a memorable impact on the team as Valenzuela did as a 19-year-old September...
Via Fox Sports
September 07, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Greinke enters ASG with lowest ERA in 100+ innings since 1968

  With eight scoreless innings on Thursday night, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke extended his scoreless innings streak to 35 2/3 innings. Over the course of those eight innings he moved past many Dodger greats who had scoreless streaks of over 30 innings, including Don Sutton, Fernando Valenzuela and Sandy Koufax. Ahead of Greinke now is teammate Clayton Kershaw who threw 41 scoreless...
Via Fox Sports
July 10, 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

Review: "Pedro" by Michael Silverman and the man, Pedro Martínez.

Jorge CamargoContributing Writer"Pedro" was released last Monday.Compared to most of the fans of the 20th century, I am extremely young to say that I've been suffering as a member of the Red Sox Nation. I've seen the Red Sox win three World Series, pitch four no-hitters and the greatest clutch-hitter in Red Sox history perfom in October; but I must say that the most remarkable memories...
Via RedSoxLife
May 11, 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...
Via Baseball Essential
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers to return to San Antonio for exhibitions vs. Rangers

  The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the Alamo City for the first time in 15 years next March for exhibition games against the Texas Rangers. The two games announced Wednesday will be played March 20-21. It will be the third Big League Weekend at the Alamodome. San Antonio was the home of the Dodgers' Double-A team from 1977-2000. More than 200 players from the Dodgers organization...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers returning to San Antonio to play Rangers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the Alamo City for the first time in 15 years next March for exhibition games against the Texas Rangers. The two games announced Wednesday will be played March 20-21. It will be the third Big League Weekend at the Alamodome. San Antonio was the home of the Dodgers' Double-A team from 1977-2000. More than 200 players from the...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk off homer?

One of the most famous hits in baseball history came in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. The Dodgers and Cardinals were knotted at two at Busch Stadium, and the winner of the game would take a 3-2 series lead. The improbable happened in the bottom of the ninth – Ozzie Smith hit a walk off homer off of Tom Niedenfuer, who came on in relief of Fernando Valenzuela. That season, Niedenfuer...
Via Bloguin Best
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk off homer?

One of the most famous hits in baseball history came in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. The Dodgers and Cardinals were knotted at two at Busch Stadium, and the winner of the game would take a 3-2 series lead. The improbable happened in the bottom of the ninth – Ozzie Smith hit a walk off homer off of Tom Niedenfuer, who came on in relief of Fernando Valenzuela. That season, Niedenfuer...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez – The Top Pitcher No One Is Talking About

In the past several days, many quality pitchers have been mentioned in local and national media. With today being July 31st and teams getting their best-last-chance at a blockbuster trade, it stands to reason that arguably the most important position would be a big-time trade asset that people would want to talk about. Many names keep popping up. Would a team turn down a trade for...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up with Rigo Beltran

Originally born in Mexico, Rigo Beltran moved to the San Diego area at about 6 years old and it was there that his baseball dream started. He grew up with "Fernando Mania" as he idolized Fernando Valenzuela when he pitched for the Dodgers in the 1980s and found some success himself as a pitcher for 16 seasons in pro baseball from 1991-2006 before retiring to become a coach in 2007...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Phillies’ History- May 11-18

There has been an awful lot of Phillies baseball that has been played since 1883- close to 20,000 games in fact. A lot can happen in 20,000 games, including broken records, quirky plays, once-in-a-lifetime performances and a tons of other historical gems that often go forgotten. In order to remember those days that shaped the history of the organization, here is the first of our...
Via Phillies Nation
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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