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MLB: Fernando Valenzuela is immortalized with the Dodgers

This Friday, August 11, Fernando Valenzuela’s number 34 will be retired in the Los Angeles Dodgers, the ninth in which he played for 10 seasons in the MLB

This Friday, August 11, the number 34 of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially stop wearing: the MLB organization from Los Angeles will retire it in honor of Fernando Valenzuela, a Mexican pitcher from Navojoa, Sonora, who defended the colors of the franchise for 10 campaigns.

In a ceremony, during the Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game, it will be how Fernando Valenzuela‘s number is withdrawn, where the historic Mexican baseball player will be present so that his iconic number 34 is immortalized with the Los Angeles team, seven times champion of the Great Large tent

At 62 years of age, Fernando Valenzuela will witness how Dodger Stadium surrenders to him to recognize his professional baseball career where two World Series stand out with the Los Angeles flannel and multiple professional records such as Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award, and six times called to the Major League All-Star Game by the National League.

In addition, in the acts before the retirement of the number, August 11 has been declared as Fernando Valenzuela Day in Los Angeles, a product of the legacy left by the pitcher also known as ‘ El Toro ‘ in the city in the state of California. In addition to the Mexican Republic, where he unleashed the Fernandomanía phenomenon , every time he jumped onto the mound.

Other retired numbers in the Los Angeles Dodger

Fernando Valenzuela’s number 34 will be the twelfth ‘banned’ with the Los Angeles Dodgers1 by Pee Wee Reese, 2 by Tommy Lasorda, 4 by Duke Snider, 14 by Gil Hodges, 19 by Jim Gilliam, 20 by Don Sutton, 24 by Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax 32, Roy Campanella 39, Don Drysdale 53 and Jackie Robinson 42.

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