Reporter Kim Kyung-yoon = Fernando Valenzuela (63), who won both the Rookie of the Year Award and the Cy Young Award for the first time in the American professional baseball Major League (MLB), is designated as the Los Angeles Dodgers permanent player.
The Dodgers announced on the 5th (Korean time) that “Valenzuela’s uniform number 34 will be permanently retired in August.”
Mexican left-hander Valenzuela is considered one of the best left-handed pitchers in Dodgers history.
Debuting with the Dodgers in 1980, Valenzuela recorded a career record of 173 wins and 153 losses with an ERA of 3.54. In particular, in his second year of debut in 1981, he recorded a record of 13 wins and 7 losses with an ERA of 2.48 and 180 strikeouts, winning the first MLB rookie award and the Cy Young Award at the same time. received.
Valenzuela’s debut season was literally dreadful. He has won 8 straight games since his MLB debut, and recorded a whopping 5 shutouts during this time.
In his first five starts, he set a record for an earned run average of 0.20, a record that remains unbroken to this day. 스포츠토토
The player who came closest to that record was none other than SSG Landers ace Kim Gwang-hyun.
Kim Gwang-hyun also summoned the name of Valenzuela by achieving an average ERA of 0.33 in the first five games of 2020, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers will have a total of 12 uniform numbers left unnumbered.
Prior to Valenzuela, Pee Wee Reese (No. 1), Tommy Lasorda (No. 2), Duke Snider (No. 4), Jill Hodges (No. 14), Jim Gilliam (No. 19), Don Sutton (No. 20), Walter Allston (No. 24), Sandy Koufax (number 32), Roy Campanella (number 39), Jackie Robinson (number 42), and Don Drysdale (number 53) have been permanently retired.
Vin Scully and Jaime Harin, who were casters exclusively for the Dodgers, were also named on the permanent absence list.