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Guillermo Hernandez Villanueva also played as Guillermo Hernandez

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Willie Hernandez was originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies but was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 1976 Rule V Draft. After several decent seasons with the Cubs, Hernandez was traded back to the Phillies in 1983. His greatest success came with the Detroit Tigers from 1984 to 1989. In 1984, he won both the American League Most Valuable Player Award and the Cy Young Award as the Tigers won a World Championship.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 3-time AL All-Star (1984-1986)
  • AL MVP (1984)
  • AL Cy Young Award Winner (1984)
  • AL Games Pitched Leader (1984)
  • 30 Saves Seasons: 2 (1984 & 1985)
  • Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984


AL MVP
1983 1984 1985
Cal Ripken, Jr Willie Hernandez Don Mattingly


AL Cy Young Award
1983 1984 1985
LaMarr Hoyt Willie Hernandez Bret Saberhagen

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