Dodgers Planning to Retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Saturday that one of the most legendary pitchers in Dodger history, lefty pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, will have his No. 34 retired this summer during a special three-day celebration. The team officially made the announcement was made during the 2023 FanFest celebration.

Fernandomania weekend will take place August 11-13 when the Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. The festivities will kick off with the Ring of Honor ceremony on Friday Night, a collector’s edition bobblehead on Saturday night and a replica Valenzuela 1981 World Series ring on Sunday. There will be many other fun and exciting elements planned for the entire weekend which will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Ranking the Five Greatest Lefty Starters in Dodgers History

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Surprisingly, amidst the Dodgers’ rich pitching heritage that spans more than 130 years, very few left-handed starting pitchers have experienced any kind of dominating, consistent success. While we found it relatively effortless to list upwards of 40 right-handed elite starters, the undaunted task of naming ten premier southpaw starters was a bit difficult.

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