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Florida's phenom impresses team

...high-kicking left-hander who has taken the baseball world by storm. "He's a cross between Vida Blue and Fernando (Valenzuela)," said Marlins infielder Mike Mordecai of his 21-year-old rookie teammate. "It's fun to watch some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/02/bra_380025.shtml
Braves
National League notes

...appear at shortstop in 10 spring training games, playing 47 innings. - "Fernandomania" began 28 years ago when Fernando Valenzuela was pressed into service for the Dodgers on opening day when scheduled starter Jerry Reuss pulled a calf muscle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/10/bas_518000.shtml
Baseball
Showcase of lefties: Willis faces Big Unit for first time

...into the thick of the NL wild card race with an engaging flair that recalls such rookie pitching sensations as Fernando Valenzuela and Mark Fidrych. "He has kind of taken the baseball world by storm," Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/30/bas_382502.shtml
Baseball
Pitching duo provides stability

...combined 264 wins surpassing the Boston Braves' duo of Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain (207) and Dodgers teammates Fernando Valenzuela and Orel Hershiser (206) on the all-time list. Next up, three sets of Hall of Famers -- Cleveland's Bob...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/30/bas_293934.shtml
Baseball
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws franchise's first perfect game

...1917 have there been five no-hitters in a season by mid-June. The only year that came close was 1990, when Fernando Valenzuela and Dave Stewart each pitched no-hitters on June 29, the fourth and fifth of the season.Of the 22 perfect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-06-14/san-francisco-giants-pit
Seattle ace Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award

...Young starter in a full season -- Tim Lincecum set the record last year with 15 victories for San Francisco.Fernando Valenzuela won the NL award in strike-shortened 1981 after going 13-7. His mark of six games over .500 had been the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-11-18/seattle-ace-hernandez-wi
Baseball | Sports
Rangers even series with sacrifice flys

...four-year contract in June.He's the first Mexican-born pitcher to start in the World Series since the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela in 1981.Garcia's home-road splits were fairly drastic in the regular season, 9-4 and 2.55 at home with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-10-21/rangers-even-series-sacr
Ramirez puts past in Boston behind

...that jersey is retired. "I don't know why they gave me 99," he said. "I wanted 34." No. 34, worn by Fernando Valenzuela in the 1980s, isn't officially retired, but clubhouse manager Mitch Poole said: "In our hearts, it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/02/bas_468026.shtml
Baseball
Baseball today

...when the jagged end of a broken bat struck him in the throat while he was waiting in the on-deck circle. 1981 - Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 to tie a National League record of seven shutouts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/06/bas_95502.shtml
Baseball
Jackets' express is halted at home

...got off to a bit of a slow start. He gave up a first-inning run on Brent Metheny's RBI double that scored Fernando Valenzuela, the son of the former major league pitcher with the same name. Kannapolis scored two more in the third to take...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/11/gja_84942.shtml
GreenJackets