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  Fernando Valenzuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Valenzuela was born in Navojoa, Mexico sometime between 1955 and 1960.
During the following season, in which Valenzuela pitched for Yucatan in the Mexican League, he drew serious attention from major league scouts and was acquired by the Dodgers on July 6, 1979.
Valenzuela's last opportunity for Hall of Fame consideration remains with the Veterans Committee, where his name will appear on their ballot no earlier than 2018, twenty years from the date of his retirement.
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 Fernando de Valenzuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fernando de Valenzuela (January 8, 1630, Naples – February 7, 1692) was a Spanish royal favourite and minister.
His father, Don Francisco de Valenzuela, a gentleman of Ronda, had been compelled to flee from Spain in consequence of a brawl, and had enlisted as a soldier in Naples, where he married Dona Leonora de Encisa.
In 1675 a court intrigue, conducted by his rivals and supported by the younger Don John of Austria, was so far successful that he was driven from court; but the queen gave him the title of Marquis of Villa Sierra, and appointed him ambassador to Venice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fernando_de_Valenzuela   (502 words)

 LA Downtown News Online
Valenzuela was known almost as much for completing games as a Dodger as he was for winning them, and for his screwball that froze hitters.
Valenzuela had a major-league career that might be described as somewhere between distinguished and Hall-of-Fame-likely, primarily with the Dodgers.
Fernando Valenzuela Jr., 23, was a first baseman for Lake Elsinore in the California League, a San Diego farm team, in 2005.
www.downtownnews.com /articles/2006/01/09/news/news01.txt   (1540 words)

 Biography of Fernando Valenzuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fernando Anguamea Valenzuela was a star lefthanded pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team during the 1980s, and one of the few players from Mexico to achieve baseball superstardom in recent years.
During the following season, which Valenzuela pitched for Yucatan in the Mexican League, he drew serious attention from major league scouts and was purchased by the Dodgers on July 6, 1979.
On June 29, 2004, Valenzuela announced he would return to the mound in the Mexican Pacific Coast League in October at which time he will be nearly 44 years old.
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 Fernando Valenzuela Biography / Biography of Fernando Valenzuela Elements of Pop Culture Biography
In a career that lasted from 1980 to 1996, Valenzuela was known almost as much for his burly physique and unorthodox windup as for his effectiveness and durability.
Fernando Valenzuela was born in Etchohaquila, in the Mexican state of Sonora, about 350 miles south of the Arizona border.
Valenzuela's face appeared on the covers of numerous sports magazines in the summer of 1981, while he charmed the sports world with his modesty, his eyes-to-the-sky windup, and his virtual ignorance of English.
www.bookrags.com /biography-valenzuela-fernando-1960-sjpc-05   (737 words)

 SportingNews.com - Baseball : Valenzuela joins Dodgers' broadcast team
Valenzuela was back at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, returning to the home of his former team to launch his career as a Spanish language radio commentator.
The startling beginning to Valenzuela's career sparked "Fernandomania," which remains one of the most memorable periods in Dodgers history.
Valenzuela became upset in 1991 when he was suddenly cut by the Dodgers.
archive.sportingnews.com /baseball/articles/20030605/477002.html   (585 words)

 Hispanic Magazine.com - January/February 2005 - Career Update
Fernando Valenzuela, the once-upon-a-time phenom for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has returned to the pitcher’s mound this winter for the Mexicali Aguilas of the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico.
Valenzuela turned 44 years old in November, but when he takes to the mound it sometimes seems as though nothing has changed.
During the half hour between games, Valenzuela stood in a corner of the locker room, talking with his teammates, eating from a cardboard box of tortas that was brought in to feed the athletes.
www.hispaniconline.com /magazine/2005/jan_feb/Career   (774 words)

 C. Fernando Valenzuela
Valenzuela, CF, Cardoso, RA (1999) Acute effects of ethanol on kainate receptors with different subunit compositions.
Ferreira, V., Valenzuela C.F., and Morato G.S. Role of nitric oxide-dependent pathways in ethanol-induced anxiolytic effects in rats.
Costa, ET, Ferreira, VM, Valenzuela C.F. Evidence that Nitric Oxide Regulates the Acute Effects of Ethanol on NMDA Receptors in vitro.
www.unm.edu /~neurohsc/valenzue.htm   (1168 words)

 CNNSI.com - SI Online - SI Flashback: Will the bubble burst? - Friday May 03, 2002 04:21 PM
Fernando Valenzuela had to struggle for a while in running his record to 7-0 but, by gum, he got his fifth shutout
Valenzuela's interpreter was a Dodger Spanish-language broadcaster, Jaime Jarrin, who translated English questions for Valenzuela and Spanish questions for the English-language press.
Valenzuela had thrown 137 pitches, the most in his big-league career; he looked as if he could have thrown more.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /si_online/news/2002/05/03/valenzuela_flashback   (1490 words)

 Los Angeles Dodgers News
Valenzuela would go on to win thirteen games that strike-shortened season with eight shutouts and become the only pitcher in history to win both the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young award in the same season.
The deal Valenzuela and the Dodgers agreed on is to have the former pitcher serve as color analyst with both Jarrin and fellow Spanish broadcaster Pepe Yniguez for all Dodger home games and all road games in which the Dodgers travel to western division cities.
Valenzuela is very excited to be working with his close friend Jarrin, who also served as English interpreter for Valenzuela for the first three years of his career.
losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/la/news/la_news.jsp?ymd=20030605&content_id=357514&vkey=news_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=lan   (688 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: UNLV baseball enjoying 'Fernandomania' Part II
Fernando Valenzuela remembers the old man's no-hitter in 1990, and the moves to San Diego and Baltimore left impressions.
Fernando Valenzuela, a 20-year-old first baseman for UNLV, was born on Sept. 30, 1982, amid the fiesta that his famous father created as a slick southpaw for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Sunday's game, Valenzuela looked across the diamond at the Titans who were packing their gear and was reminded of one of his options out of Glendale.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/text/2003/feb/18/514678300.html   (1039 words)

Fernando Valenzuela was best known for his crazy windup, high leg kick and eyes rolled up toward the sky before he threw to the plate.
Thanks to the “Fernando Fadeaway,” a wicked screwball that made big-league hitters look silly, Valenzuela went on to set a rookie record with eight shutouts, won his first 10 decisions, and eventually earned both the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards in a strike-shortened season.
Valenzuela returned to the game last month, when he was added to the Spanish broadcasting team for the Dodgers.
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 Fernando Valenzuela   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Fernando Valenzuela - Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela
Fernando Valenzuela's Ruthian physique was deceptive, as he was a good all-around athlete.
Fernando almost loses his no-hitter with one out in the 9th when Pedro Guerrero hits a grounder up the middle with a runner on.
Fernando Valenzuela, in 1987, was the last to throw that many pitches in a game.
www.losangelesdodgersonline.com /fernandovalenzuela.php   (2151 words)

 Remembering Fernandomania
Valenzuela climbed through the minor league ranks at a rapid pace and made his big league debut on Sept. 15, 1980 in relief against Atlanta at the age of 19.
Valenzuela threw a five-hit, 2-0 shutout against the Astros to start the 1981 campaign on his way to eight consecutive wins -- all complete games -- to start the season.
Valenzuela finished his 1981 rookie season 13-7 with a 2.48 ERA, earning the NL Cy Young and NL Rookie of Year awards.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/content/printer_friendly/mlb/y2004/m07/d02/c786607.jsp   (1519 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Fernandomania' part of Dodgers again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1981, Valenzuela became the first player ever to win the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award in the same season after posting five shutouts in his first eight starts that year.
Valenzuela later resumed his career, and wound up with a 173-153 record and a 3.54 ERA in 17 seasons.
Valenzuela will be a color commentator, working with Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin and Pepe Yniguez during all home games and road games against NL West opponents.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/dodgers/2003-06-04-dodgers-fernando_x.htm   (401 words)

 BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: Seattle Times: Stone: Felix giving hope to sad-sack Mariners
Given that Fernando's "official" age when he debuted with the Dodgers was 19, the above statement assumes that he fudged his age by at least 2 years and possibly as much as 6 years.
Eric, while I'm not accusing Fernando of anything, it wouldn't be unprecendented for a ballplayer to be guilty of significant birthdate tweaking.
Fernando's out pitch was the screwball, which doesn't lend itself to long careers.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/31671   (2347 words)

 Los Angeles Dodgers News
A native of Navajoa, Sonora, Mexico, Valenzuela was the emergency starter on Opening Day in 1981 and hurled a 2-0 shutout over the Houston Astros, one of five shutouts in his first eight starts that season.
"Fernando came at a time when baseball needed a hero," said Jarrin, who served as Valenzuela's interpreter at press conferences during the 1981 season and will now be joined in the booth by the left-hander.
Among the all-time franchise leaders, Valenzuela is eighth in victories, fifth in strikeouts, seventh in shutouts and seventh in starts.
losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/la/news/la_press_release.jsp?ymd=20030604&content_id=354933&vkey=pr_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=lan   (701 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Nothing beats the imaginative pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela's "look to the sky" was one of the many unorthodox parts of his pitching delivery.
And there were a lot of telecasts, because in 1981 Valenzuela became the biggest story in baseball since...
Valenzuela did finish the 1981 season with eight shutouts in only 25 starts to help lead the Dodgers to the postseason and, eventually, their first World Series championship since 1965.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1573100.html   (1126 words)

 Archives: Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fernando Valenzuela, 18, of the 400 block of 5th Street, shot a paintball at a van that contained a family of five in the Bay Acres area, said Det. Armando Cruz of the Douglas Police Department.
At that point Valenzuela called 911 and told the dispatcher he was being shot at.
Fernando Valenzula was charged with five counts of endangerment with a paintball gun, a class 6 felony.
www.douglasdispatch.com /articles/2005/07/05/news/01_paintball.txt   (304 words)

 Fernando Valenzuela Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Fernando Valenzuela was born on Tuesday, November 1, 1960, in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico.
Valenzuela was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 15, 1980, with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Fernando Valenzuela baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=valenfe01   (294 words)

 Horses for sale, horse health news, trail riding and horse chat.
Aztec handsome, articulate and a likeable guy, Fernando Valenzuela also has the riding ability that all young men from his famous racing family possess.
Valenzuela accepted the challenge and the rest is history.
Fernando Valenzuela won the El Cajon S. (G2) on Sunny Blossom.
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 Major League Baseball Players Association: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I'll be playing for the Royals this coming season, but playing for the Dodgers the past two years gave me the chance to be around Fernando Valenzuela, who works for Los Angeles as a broadcaster on the Spanish radio broadcasts.
Fernando threw that famous screwball of his, but I haven't fooled around with that pitch.
In 1981, Fernando Valenzuela, from Navajoa, in the Mexican state of Sonora, became the first player to win both the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Awards while he helped lead the Dodgers to a World Series victory.
mlbplayers.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/pa/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051216&content_id=1283074&vkey=mlbpa_news&fext=.jsp   (438 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Dia de los Padres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Valenzuela, 42, was perched in a seat farthest from the field at Tony Gwynn Stadium watching an SDSU-UNLV game last month.
Valenzuela, his wife and children live in Los Angeles, where all four of his children were born.
The elder Valenzuela said he has two hobbies: first his family and, second, golf, which has contributed to his new trim physique.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20030615-9999_mz1s15dia.html   (881 words)

 Latinos are front-runners, just like everyone else   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Valenzuela’s success was especially sweet for Latinos, considering his impoverished Mexican origins.
It was on Valenzuela’s arm that the Dodgers won World Series titles in 1981 and 1988 as well as a generation of Latino fans.
But the Valenzuela on the mound that night was not the Valenzuela of yore.
www.laprensa-sandiego.org /archieve/may02-03/front.htm   (655 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sons of celebs make scene in Vegas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Valenzuela, 20, is the oldest son of the former Dodgers star who took Los Angeles and baseball by storm in 1981.
Valenzuela is not the prototypical father who pushed his son into baseball.
Valenzuela embraces the opportunity to follow in his father's footsteps.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/baseball/2003-04-28-celebrity-sons-unlv_x.htm   (1411 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Fernandomania returns to Dodgers in radio booth
The media-shy former star left-hander, who has turned down interview requests for several years, spoke to reporters about his unlikely career change at a festive press conference where a mariachi band warmed up the crowd.
In 1981, at age 20, Fernando was an emergency starter on opening day when he blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 -- one of five shutouts in his first eight starts that season.
Lost in the excitement over the announcement Thursday was any trace of the long-standing rift that had once existed between the baseball star and his former team.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0605/1563922.html   (489 words)

 Sarah's Dodger Place: Sarah's View
Though the Los Angeles Dodgers had their first opening day shutout since 1981 when Fernando Valenzuela pitched, the Dodgers might not have the same fate this year as they did in 1981.
Valenzuela was a twenty-year-old rookie who shutout the Houston Astros, a good team.
Valenzuela's shutout triggered Fernando mania, and it put him on route to win the National League Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards.
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