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 team.

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 National League.

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.

BORN 1962

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