Valenzuela, Padre and Hijo, Playing In Mexico

A pair of familiar names, Fernando Valenzuela and Fernando Valenzuela Jr., are playing for the Mexicali Aguilas of the Mexican Pacific League, who opened their season on October This marks the first time that this father-son duo has played for the same team on a professional stage.

Valenzuela, the former Dodger All-Star pitcher, rejoins the Aguilas for his third season with Mexicali and 14th season in the Mexican Pacific League.

The National League Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year in 1981 enjoyed 17 successful seasons in the Major Leagues including 11 seasons with the Los Angles Dodgers and he currently serves as the Dodgers' color commentator for Spanish-radio broadcasts.

Valenzuela compiled a 141-116, 3.31 record with the Dodgers, winning his only NLCS start and crafting a 3-1 NLCS record and was 1-0 in World Series play for Los Angeles.

He retired with a 173-153 career record with a 3.54 ERA which included 113 complete games, 31 shutouts and two World Championship rings with Los Angeles.

Fernando Jr. spent the 2006 regular season with the Mobile Bay Bears, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He just completed his fourth season of professional baseball and is participating in his first season of winterball.

Through his first five games with Mexicali, Valenzuela Jr. is hitting .333 (6-for-18) with a double and three RBI. His father will don his familiar number 34. To date, Mexicali is tied for second place with a 3-2 record.

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