The world lost a real good ballplayer late Saturday night, and a guy I grew up watching for what seemed like ages. According to multiple reports, Tony Fernandez has died at the age of 57.
According to reports, Hernandez suffered a stroke and then kidney complications.
According to multiple reports, Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez has passed away.
He was 57. pic.twitter.com/eUO2BTmR5q
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) February 16, 2020
I thought of him as a Rickey Henderson type, not only because they looked similar in the face. Also, Fernandez had three stints with the Toronto Blue Jays, and played a key role on the 1997 Cleveland Indians that I enjoyed so much.
Here is his baseball-reference page.
Hernandez was a five-time All-Star, and a wizard with the leather up the middle. He hit .327 in postseason play, including a home run in the 1997 ALCS that put Cleveland in the World Series and sunk what felt like a heavily favored Baltimore team that had downed them the year before.
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