Last Updated on November 21, 2023, 12:28 pm
Willie Hernandez, the former Cy Young Award winner, and American League MVP, passed away yesterday.
Willie Hernandez died on November 20, 2023, a Monday. The sports world was shocked and in sadness when the news of his passing was made public the next day. The precise circumstances of his death, however, are still unknown.
Hernandez was a former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner whose contributions to baseball were significant and long-lasting. Retro Baseball 101 also confirmed his death news through a Facebook post that stated:
“Breaking: Willie Hernandez, the former MVP of the American League and recipient of the Cy Young Award, passed away yesterday. As the closer for the World Champion Detroit Tigers in 1984, Hernandez garnered both accolades, saving 32 games with a 1.92 ERA in an AL-high 80 appearances.
Hernandez pitched for the Cubs (1977–1983), Phillies (1983), and Tigers (1984–1989) for 13 seasons. During that time, he recorded a 70–63 record, 147 saves, and a 3.38 ERA.”
Thoughts and Condolences to his family, friends, and Baseball Community in this tragic time, his funeral details are unknown yet. Prayers for him; Rest in Peace, Willie Hernandez.
About Willie Hernandez
Hernandez was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on November 14, 1954. Hernandez was a well-known bullpen pitcher in baseball. He had a distinguished baseball career before moving back to his native Puerto Rico to manage a construction company and then a cattle ranch.
Hernandez accomplished a number of outstanding things during his baseball career. His 1984 victory in both the American League CY Young Award and the American League Most Valuable Player Award stands out as his most notable accomplishment.
Hernandez’s remarkable accomplishments as a pitcher and his noteworthy role in leading his club, the Detroit Tigers, to the World Series that year are both recognized by this dual award.
However, Hernandez’s official cause of death is still unknown at this moment. We honor him for his tremendous achievements to baseball and the influence he had on his teammates, supporters, and the larger sports community as we wait for further details.
The baseball community has suffered a great loss with the demise of Willie Hernandez. His on-field prowess and career successes have made a lasting impression on the sport. He was an incredible player.
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