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How Fernando Valenzuela dominated baseball in the 1980s

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are retiring number 34 to honor legendary pitcher Fernando Valenzuela with festivities Friday and all weekend at Dodger Stadium.

Friday is also Fernando Valenzuela Day — and we revisit a conversation looking at how Valenzuela captivated Los Angeles.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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