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This Day In Dodgers History: Fernando Valenzuela Starts 1981 Season 8-0

Fernando Valenzuela improved to 8-0 with an eighth consecutive complete game to begin the 1981 season on this day in Los Angeles Dodgers history. His start against the Montreal Expos on May 14, 1981, came in front of what was the largest crowd at Dodger Stadium in seven years. Valenzuela's undefeated record was saved by Pedro Guerrero hitting a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Expos.
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Fernando Valenzuela Addresses Dodgers Not Retiring Jersey Number

The Los Angeles Dodgers kicked off the start of their first homestand of the regular season with a World Series rings ceremony and banner unveiling. The festivities took place prior to the club’s home opener against the Washington Nationals last Friday, which included fans present at Dodger Stadium for the first time in over a year.
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Dodgers honored Fernando Valenzuela, but they still haven’t retired his number 34, officially

The Dodgers before Sunday's game introduced Fernando Valenzuela to the crowd after a pair of highlight videos played recounting his remarkable achievements, two days after the 40th anniversary of his first major league start in 1981, the beginning of Fernandomania. But as Valenzuela was surrounded by his family next to the Dodgers dugout, as they said in unison, "It's time for Dodger baseball" to kick off the start of Sunday's game, a glance up at the retired uniform numbers along the base of th...
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Fernando Valenzuela Speaks On Not Having His Number Retired As A Dodger

This weekend at Dodger Stadium was absolutely special & it all kicked off with the Los Angeles Dodgers getting the rings on Friday afternoon. On Sunday however, the Dodgers introduced Fernando Valenzuela to the crowd after a pair of highlight videos played, two days after the 40th anniversary of his first major league start in 1981, the beginning of Fernandomania. Valenzuela spoke with the media ahead of his celebration on Sunday.
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MLB: Juan Vené stated that Fernando Valenzuela was not an exceptional player

The Venezuelan journalist Juan Vené stated that the former Mexican pitcher Fernando Valenzuela not was a player out from Serie on the MLB. In fact, the aforementioned chronicler through his customary baseball column affirmed that the Bull Valenzuela He was not an exceptional player, in the middle of a question that they asked him about the reasons that there is no player in the Hall of Fame.
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Column: The Gospel of Fernandomania: Forty years later, Fernando Valenzuela still a Mexican American icon

If you were a young Mexican Catholic boy growing up in 1980s Southern California, your family taught you at least three gestures based on the Holy Cross. Each part of this trinity was as intricate and important and integral to our identity as the others in our young minds, repeated again and again until the rituals became as natural as breathing.