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Fernando Valenzuela

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Baseball Player

The Resume

Why he might be annoying

    He was the youngest of 12 children.
    He could not speak English during his rookie season.
    He was paunchy.
    He was a practical joker who liked to give other players hotfeet.
    He was rumored to be at least five years older than his professed age.

Why he might not be annoying

    Dodgers attendance jumped by an average of 9,000 whenever he was the starting pitcher.
    He was the first rookie to win the Cy Young Award.
    After watching Dave Stewart of the Oakland A's pitch a no-hitter, he told his teammates he would throw one himself, and did (June 29, 1990).
    He continued pitching in the Mexican Pacific Coast League well into his 40s.

Credit: C. Fishel

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 92.31% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 39.53% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 40 Votes: 57.50% Annoying

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