LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Former Dodger left-handed pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will be inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame (Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe) Sunday, February 3. at Universidad Sonora, Centro de Los Artes in Sonora, Mexico.
Valenzuela will be joined by Hall of Famers Jaime Jarrín and Tommy Lasorda.
Valenzuela will throw the ceremonial first pitch on Sunday prior to the 5:00 p.m. game Sunday between Mexico’s Yaquis de Obregón vs. Dominican Republic’s Leones del Escogido.
Valenzuela’s career started in Sonora, Mexico playing for Mayos de Navojoa of the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP). He also played for Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Águilas de Mexicali in the LMP and played in the Caribbean Series.
Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame (Pabellón de la Fama del Caribe) members are voted in by journalists, radio and television broadcasters and baseball historians from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic
A native of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico, Valenzuela made his Major League debut at age 19 on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, September 15, 1980.