Fernando Valenzuela Coaster


Fernando Valenzuela Coaster

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Fernando Valenzuela: The Mexican Phenom

Fernando Valenzuela was a professional baseball player who pitched for several teams throughout his career, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was known for his unique pitching style and charismatic personality, earning him a spot in the hearts of fans both in Mexico and the United States. Here are some fun facts about this legendary pitcher:

  • Valenzuela was born in 1960 in Etchohuaquila, Sonora, Mexico. He grew up playing baseball and soccer and began pitching professionally at age 17.
  • In 1981, Valenzuela made his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers and quickly became a sensation. He won both the National League Rookie of the Year award and Cy Young Award that year, becoming the first player to win both awards in the same season.
  • Throughout his career, Valenzuela was known for his unique windup which involved looking up at the sky before delivering each pitch. This earned him the nickname “The Fernandomania” among fans.
  • Valenzuela also had success off the field as well. He recorded several albums of Mexican music and appeared in numerous commercials for companies such as Pepsi and Ford.
  • After retiring from baseball in 1997, Valenzuela became a broadcaster for several teams, including the Dodgers and San Diego Padres. He was known for his insightful commentary and colorful personality.
  • In addition to his success on the field and in broadcasting, Valenzuela has been involved in numerous charitable causes over the years. He is particularly passionate about supporting youth sports programs in Mexico.

Coasters are an ideal home décor accent, crafted with attention to detail and quality. Each coaster boasts an authentic card hand-mounted onto the high-quality ceramic tile measuring 4.25 x4.25 inches in size and 0.25 inches thick. The card may not always be the one pictured, as it depends on the current inventory.  However each card is carefully curated by Jake and Dean and the beauty and character is sure to impress! The tiles are then sealed with a bio-based resin for unbeatable protection, while the natural cork backing gives it that finished touch and makes it easy to showcase anywhere.


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