Dodgers News: Meet Fernando Valenzuela On Sunday, January 24

On Sunday, January 24, legendary Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will be at WSS (Warehouse Shoe Sale) at their Olympic & Soto store grand opening.

The eccentric left-hander won’t be the only legend to show up, as world famous boxer Julio Cesar Chavez will be there, as well.

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From the official WSS Instagram page:

The event will start at 10:00 am, and it will take place at 2711 East Olympic Boulevard.

For more information, you can visit their official Facebook page.

The great Fernando Valenzuela took baseball by storm in the early 80’s as he won the Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year Award, made the All-Star team, earned a Silver Slugger, and finished 5th in the Most Valuable Player Award voting during just his first full season (1981).

Valenzuela finished in the Top 5 of Cy Young Award voting on four separate occasions, which included his win in 1981, as well as his runner-up finish in 1986.

He was a 6-time All-Star, won a Gold Glove, and also had 173 career wins, 141 of which came during his 11 seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

During that 1981 season with the Dodgers, Valenzuela helped propel the team to a World Series crown as they dispatched of their rival New York Yankees.

Julio Cesar Chavez is a boxing icon who finished with a career 107-6-2 record, and is widely seen as one of the greatest pugilists who ever lived.

Head on down to the WSS grand opening to meet both of them. It’s surely going to be a treat.

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