(Born October 12, 1962)
Sid Fernandez appeared in the 1986 World Series with the New York
Mets where he pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings in the final game and
helped the Mets clinch the Series.
Fernandez played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets, the
Baltimore Orioles, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston
Astros in a career that ran from 1983 to 1997.
At age 13 he played on the State Little League Championship Team and
six years later led Kaiser High School to the State Baseball
Championship. He graduated form Kaiser in 1981.
He was drafted by the Dodgers in 1981 and in 1986 and 1987 became
the first Hawai'i player to be named to the Major League All-Star
In 1986 Fernandez threw 200 strike outs as pitcher for the
New York Mets and was named one of the top four pitchers in the
While playing in the Major Leagues he wore the number 50 on his
uniform to signify Hawai'i as the 50th State.
Fernandez was selected by CNN Sports Illustrated as one of the 50
greatest sports figures in Hawai'i history.
Historical Timeline: 1986, Space shuttle Challenger explodes after launch at Cape Canaveral, killing all seven aboard.
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