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Orlando Hernandez
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Baseball Player
    (October 11, 1969- )
    Pitched for the New York Yankees (1998-2004), Chicago White Sox (2005), Arizona Diamondbacks (2006) and New York Mets (2006-07)
    Nickname is 'El Duque'
    He got his nickname 'El Duque' from his biological father who was a baseball icon before the Cuban revolution.
    He was banned from baseball in Cuba in 1996 after authorities learned about his plan to defect to the United States.
    He was traded to the Montreal Expos in 2003 but he never played a game and spent all year on the disabled list.
    He followed his younger brother Livan's lead and defected to the United States.
    He won three consecutive World Series rings upon signing with the Yankees.
    He worked as a rehabilitation therapist in a psychiatric hospital after he was banned from Cuban baseball.
    He became the first foreign-born player to start for the Yankees on Opening Day (2000).
    He won the Thurman Munson award for his charity work as well as his accomplishments in baseball (1999).
    He compiled a 129-47 record with the Cuban national team before his ban.
    He is one of many players who George Steinbrenner brought back to the Yankees.

Credit: Ricky


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 59 Votes: 67.80% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 33 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 47 Votes: 70.21% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 276 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 226 Votes: 42.04% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 145 Votes: 49.66% Annoying
 
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