Tony Fernandez 1962-2020

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.

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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