Rewatch Fernando Valenzuela's 1990 no-hitter

May 28th, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Where were you when Vin Scully said, "If you have a sombrero, throw it to the sky!"?

The date was June 29, 1990. was nearly a decade removed from Fernandomania and hadn't had a winning record in nearly four years, but there was still a little magic remaining in his left arm as he no-hit the Cardinals.

The Dodgers won the game at Dodger Stadium, 6-0, and Valenzuela's former teammate, Pedro Guerrero, was the final batter. Guerrero grounded a ball up the middle, but Valenzuela deflected it with his glove and second baseman Juan Samuel turned it into a game-ending double-play.

Another former teammate who was part of that day's storyline was A's starter Dave Stewart, who no-hit the Blue Jays in Toronto earlier that evening.

Valenzuela, now a Spanish-language broadcaster for the Dodgers, reflected on his no-hitter in May 2018, when he accompanied the Dodgers to Monterrey in his Mexican homeland and watched four Dodgers combine to no-hit the Padres.

"Good memories from a couple years ago when I had the opportunity to do it," Valenzuela said.

The 59-year-old Valenzuela, treated like an icon ever since Fernandomania swept over the game nearly four decades ago, last pitched in the Major Leagues in 1997.