Reporter Byunghyuk Cheon = Felix Hernandez (37), considered the best pitcher in the history of the Seattle Mariners of the American professional baseball team, will be loved by home fans forever.
Seattle announced on the 12th (Korean time) that Hernandez had been selected as the 11th member of the club’s ‘Hall of Fame’.
Hernandez’s induction ceremony will be held as a pre-game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 13 at Seattle’s home stadium, T-Mobile Park.
Born in Venezuela, Hernandez made his debut for Seattle in 2005 at the age of 19 and played until 2019.
His career record is 169-136 with an earned run average of 3.42.
He was selected as an All-Star six times, received the Cy Young Award in 2010, and was nicknamed “King Felix” for a long time and played an active role as Seattle’s ace. 안전놀이터
Hernandez, who made 211 starts at T-Mobile Park alone, the most ever, achieved a perfect game against Baltimore on August 16, 2012.
However, ‘King Felix’ ended up saying goodbye to Seattle after falling into a swamp of sluggishness with a 1-8 loss average of 6.40 in the 2019 season in his mid-thirties.
Afterwards, he signed minor league contracts with the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles and tried to make a comeback, but he could not make it back to the big leagues and retired.
‘King Felix’ received warm applause as the first pitcher in Game 3 of the American League Division Series (ALDS) between Seattle and Houston Astros last October.
Seattle, founded in 1977, has registered only 10 players to the Hall of Fame in its 45-year history.
Alvin Davis, Dave Niehaus, Jay Buener, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Dan Wilson, Ken Griffey Jr., Lou Piniella, Jamie Moyer, and Ichiro Suzuki are the seniors ahead of ‘King Felix’.
‘King Felix’, who debuted at an early age and retired at an early age, became the youngest player to be inducted into the Seattle Hall of Fame.