Dodgers Legend Mike Scioscia to Participate in Honoring Fernando Valenzuela

One step short of a jersey number retirement ceremony, but this is a step nonetheless.

Legendary Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will be inducted into the “Legends of Dodger Baseball” on Saturday at Chavez Ravine with World Series champion manager and player Mike Scioscia expected to be in attendance.

In addition to Scioscia, legendary broadcaster Jaime Jarrin and Mike Brito, the scout that discovered Fernando Valeznuela, will be in attendance. This will be the first time that Scioscia has been to Dodger Stadium since leaving the Anaheim Angels at the end of last season. He managed the Angels from 2000-2018, leading them to a World Series championship in 2002 over the Giants.

Although many fans will claim that Fernando deserves his jersey retired, this is a wonderful honor to celebrate his accomplishments in a Dodger uniform — even if he deserves more.

Valenzuela pitched for the Dodgers from 1980 to 1990, leading the legendary Fernandomania of the early 1980s. He threw a whopping 2,348 2/3 innings in his Dodgers career and put up a 3.31 ERA. He was named an All-Star each season from 1981 to 1986, years in which he combined for a 2.91 ERA, and picked up a Rookie of the Year Award and Cy Young Award in 1981.

Fernandomania forever.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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