Dodgers to retire pitcher Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34

The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela throughout a three-day celebration this summer season.

Valenzuela was a part of two World Series champion groups, profitable the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star throughout his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.

He will likely be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.

Valenzuela will be part of Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.

“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela stated. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”

Reporting by Associated Press.

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