Tag: Fernando Valenzuela

Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4 in 22 inning game the longest in NL history

In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’ run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

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The AL wins the All Star game for 2nd time in 15 years, Clemens is perfect for 3 innings and wins MVP

At the Houston Astrodome, the American League wins the 1986 All-Star Game, 3 – 2, for its second triumph in the last 15 years. AL starter Roger Clemens pitches three perfect innings to win the game’s MVP Award. Fernando Valenzuela pitches two innings for the National League striking out his first five batters, including his fellow countryman, Teddy Higuera; it will be Higuera’s only at-bat in the major leagues.

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Fernando Valenzuela ends his holdout and reports to the Dodgers spring training camp in Vero Beach, Florida

1982 – Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela ends his holdout and reports to the Dodgers spring training camp in Vero Beach, Florida. In 1981, Valenzuela captured the National League Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards after winning 13 games with a 2.48 ERA and 180 strikeouts during the strike-shortened season. After earning just $42,500 in his rookie season, Valenzuela had asked for a raise to $1 million this year. The Dodgers unilaterally renewed his contract for a reported $350,000 instead.

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Following the strike-shortened season, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela becomes the third consecutive Dodgers player to be named National League Rookie of the Year

1981 – Following the strike-shortened season, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela becomes the third consecutive Dodgers player to be named National League Rookie of the Year. The Mexican lefthander posted a 13-7 record with a 2.48 ERA and led the NL in strikeouts (180), games started (25), complete games (11), shutouts (8) and innings pitched (192 1/3). His 13 wins tied him with Steve Carlton in second place behind Tom Seaver, who finished with 14. Valenzuela also made his first All-Star Game appearance and received the Cy Young and TSN Rookie of the Year awards.

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