Fernando Valenzuela has been one of the greatest legends of the Los Angeles Dodgers and served as a pitcher for the team. The Mexican international played a significant role in winning the World Series against the New York Yankees. His infamous screwball is even talked about these days, which helped them to emerge victoriously at the World Series. Though reports state that the number 34, which Fernando Valenzuela used to wear, will no longer be worn by any player on the team. Indeed this action is initiated to honor his legacy.
Fernando Valenzuela to be inducted into the Ring of Honor
The Los Angels Dodgers announced that with this jersey number, Fernando Valenzuela had a very successful career and will be retired as a part of a three-day celebration this summer. Valenzuela, also known as El Toro de Etchohuaquila, will be inducted in the Ring of Honor of the Dodgers’ team, too, at a ceremony on August 11. The celebration will go on for two days more during the team’s series against Colorado Rockies.
Valenzuela in this regard
The legendary Fernando Valenzuela said in this regard that being part of a group that consists of several legends is indeed a great honor. He also thanked his fans for their support which has given him the power to perform well for the Dodgers. He is happy for the fans as well as people all over the world who have followed his career, and they will be very excited to know that his jersey number will be retired, he added.
Indeed this action by the LA Dodgers to honor their legend is great, and who else would have deserved it better? Fernando Valenzuela had been a six-time All-Star along with a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Arguably, he had the greatest impact that any player can have in his team without qualifying for the Hall of Fame.