As King Felix turns 29 years old, he prepares for the 11th year of his reign
The 2015 MLB season will be Felix Hernandez's 11th. Since he entered the league in 2005, he has laid waste to the majority of the 8,849 batters he has faced. Here is just a taste of why he is called "King:"
There is no sign that his reign will end any time soon. And yet, Hernandez turns just 29 years old on Wednesday. Seriously: King Felix isn't even 30 years old yet -- he has an entire MLB season left in his 20s.
And if Monday's Opening Day start against the Angels was any indication, it will be no different from the previous 10 -- he gave up just two runs, one walk and an earned run while striking out 10 in seven innings.
Happy birthday, Felix. Long live the king.