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Fernando Valenzuela

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela

Full Name: Fernando Valenzuela Anguamea
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

Nationality:
Mexico
Mexican

Why Famous: No-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981

Born: November 1, 1960
Birthplace: Navajua, Sonora, Mexico
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1981-04-09 LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
  • 1981-04-22 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
  • 1981-09-17 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
  • 1981-11-11 LA Dodgers starter Fernando Valenzuela becomes first MLB rookie to win a Cy Young Award; Milwaukee Brewers' Rollie Fingers takes AL Award
  • 1981-12-02 Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela becomes 3rd consecutive LA Dodgers player to be named National League Rookie of the Year; Rick Sutcliffe 1979, Steve Howe 1980
  • 1983-02-19 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
  • 1985-04-28 Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season
  • 1986-09-22 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
  • 1990-05-14 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
  • 1990-06-29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

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