The Caribbean Series action begins on Friday with Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico hosting the event. Friday also will be a special day for Dodger hero Fernando Valenzuela will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in “Estadio Sonora,” which is to be renamed “Estadio Fernando Valenzuela.” ( Article in Spanish announcing the renaming of the Stadium Linked HERE) The ball park has been modernized and remodeled for the Winter classic that will feature, Puertos Rican Representative, Los Criollos de Caguas (with Manager Alex Cora) , Los Leones de Escogido, Dominican Republic (that will feature Hanley Ramirez), Los Navegantes de Magallanes, Venezuela and Los Yaquis de Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.
|Final remodeling touches being completed on Hermosillo ballpark. |
Carribbean Series action begins on Feb. 1st.
Last year, when I had the opportunity to briefly interview former Dodger outfielder/first baseman, Mike Marshall, he said this when remembering Fernando and his rise through the minors to his major league debut.
|1983 Dodgers photo with Mike Marshall and Fernando Valenzuela in top row, Greg Brock in middle. Steve Sax and Pedro Guerrero seated.|