Fernando Valenzuela major league career started Sept 15th 1980 working out of the bullpen for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he pitched in ten games and racked up 17 shutout innings. This was just a small taste of big things to come for Los Angeles and Baseballs fans around the country. 1981 Fernando started opening day for the Dodgers, he would go 8-0 with five shutouts to start the season. Fernandomania was born and Valenzuela went on to help bring Los Angeles their first World Series Crown in over 25 years, while becoming the first pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award in the same year. 
 Fernando Valenzuela Photoramic
I was thirteen years old when Fernando pitched in his first game, like any other baseball fan around the country i was caught up in Fernandomania. It was a great time to grow up being a Dodger Fan, the energy and hope that Valenzuela brought to the City of Los Angeles, it had not been seen since the days of Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. Few athletes have ever had the impact on their Sport the way Fernando did with his Charm,Dominance, and Innocence. It is a great honor for me to be trusted by the Valenzuela family with their name and legacy. Fernando is not just a hero to the people of Mexico and the United States, but to anyone who spoke spanish as their first language and dreamed of making it to the Big Leagues, Valenzuela proved hard work pays off and nice guys can finish first. 
Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Maury Willis are some of Dodger Greats to work with Harlan, I am happy to be on the team, said Valenzuela.