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220. Tony Fernandez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 30, 1962 in San Pedro de Macoris, Sa D.R.
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1983
  • Final Game: October 07, 2001
  • Gold Glove - 1986
  • TSN All-Star - 1986
  • Gold Glove - 1987
  • Gold Glove - 1988
  • Gold Glove - 1989
  • MVP - 1986
  • MVP - 1987
  • MVP - 1988
  • MVP - 1989
 
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15822211445521881688492 0.288
 

Does the city of San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic have a formula to create infielders for Major League Baseball?

If they do, one of the best ones they ever gave us is Tony Fernandez.

Fernandez was scouted and signed by the Toronto Blue Jays and made his Major League debut in 1983.  As the Jays improved in the mid-80s, the Dominican Shortstop was one of their stalwarts.  From 1985 to 1988, he would receive MVP votes, showing off strong contact hitting and defense.  In all of those four seasons, Fernandez was named a Gold Glove winner, and he would at least bat .280 with 160 Hits.

An All-Star for the Blue Jays three times, he was dealt to the San Diego Padres in a major trade after the 1990 season, and Fernandez was an All-Star for the fourth time in 1992.  The Shortstop again was a Blue Jay in 1993, where he was a member of their first World Series Title.

Following that collection of the ring, he was a Cincinnati Red, New York Yankee, and Cleveland Indian before going back north as a Blue Jay and going to his fifth and last All-Star Game.  Fernandez went to Milwaukee and returned back to Toronto before retiring in 2001.

The Infielder compiled 2,276 Hits, 246 Stolen Bases, and a .288 Batting Average.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Third Base
  • Played For: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (1) (Toronto Blue Jays 1993) 
    All-Star (5) (1986, 1987, 1989, 1992 & 1999)
    Gold Glove (4) (AL) (1986, 1987, 1988 & 1979)
    Most Triples (1) (AL) (1990)
    Most Singles (1) (AL) (1986)
    Most Outs (1) (AL) (1986)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 1987, 8th
    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Position Players)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Stolen Bases)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 63. Assists: 5,544
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2007: 0.7%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Toronto Blue Jay

Should Tony Fernandez be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 66.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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