Very rare ball jersey, game used!! AL Cy Young Award (2010). 1x leader wins (2009). 2x AL leader in ERA (ERA) (2010, 2014). Perfect against the Tampa Bay Rays game on August 15, 2012. King Felix at the end of his mechanics, the right time to release the ball toward home plate, on August 2, 2008. No active pitcher as young as Hernandez has achieved so much for his young age. Since 1980, only two pitchers have struck so many sluggers at the age of 23 years as Hernandez, who has 810 career strikeouts. One is Doc Gooden with 1,067, and the other is Fernando Valenzuela with the figure of 824 strikeouts, and Gooden had thrown nearly 300 more innings (1,172); Valenzuela 100 entries. Hernandez has averaged 8.06 strikeouts per nine innings, his ERA-plus-adjusted local park is 125, and allowed 8.58 hits per nine innings. Gooden is the only pitcher in the last 30 years with at least 80 starts at that age with higher antics. If you count those who have made at least 50 starts at that age, would only nine pitchers, including Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens. Discovery as a prospectus . Hernandez was observed for the first time and discovered by Luis Fuenmayor a part-time scout for the Mariners who saw him throw at the age of 14 years at a tournament near Maracaibo, Venezuela. Fuenmayor Hernandez recommended his fellow scouts Pedro Avila and Emilio Carrasquel, who were impressed by the young man that he could throw 94 miles per hour. The Mariners continued to observe their developed for one year, but the rules Baseball (MLB / Major League Baseball) prohibit teams players sign contracts with prospects until they turn 16 years old. After graduating from high school in his native Venezuela, Hernandez agreement finally reached his first professional contract. Director of International Operations Bob Engle Mariners signed Hernandez as a non-drafted free agent on July 4, 2002. An important reason why Hernandez chose the Seattle Mariners was because his idol, fellow countryman of Venezuela, the pitcher Freddy Garcia pitching for the team at that time. His agent, Wil Polidor, also attributed the decision to the influence of the father of Hernandez, Father Felix, owner of a trucking business who handled the negotiations for his son. Likewise, other Engle and Mariners scouts had cultivated a close relationship with the family to explain his plans for Felix and win their confidence. Printed in Venezuelan Market Only. Really Tough to find! NOTE: forget not qualify after receiving the product. We invite you to ask any questions. Important : This operating from VENEZUELA (South America). The item “Felix Hernandez Game Used jersey Cy Young Perfect Game Seattle Mariners The king” is in sale since Wednesday, January 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Jerseys”. The seller is “salesxioxs” and is located in valencia, carabobo. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Team: Seattle Mariners
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- player: Felix Hernandez