July 6, 1979, The Los Angeles Dodgers purchase the contract of a young lefty from Yucatan for $120,000 named Fernando Valenzuela and assign him to Lodi in the California League where he posts 1.13 ERA in 24 innings. He makes his MLB debut 14 months later and give up just two earned runs in his first 80.2 innings and lead the Dodgers to the World Series titles in 1981. 

 

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