Felix Hernandez Biography

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Edgar Period 5 3/6/14 Felix Hernandez Felix Hernandez was born on April 8, 1986 in Valencia Valenzuela. Growing up Felix Hernandez helped out his dads trucking company. Felix lived in a middle class neighborhood in Valencia in the southern state of Carabobo. Felix dad was a great player in his day, Felix inherited his baseball talents from his dad. By the age of 14 Felix was throwing the ball across the plate at 90 mph. By the age of 16 The Mariners signed Felix in the summer of 2002 for $710,000. Not to mention that other team’s tried to signed Felix like the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and the Astros. Felix spent the 2002 season with Aguirre in the Venezuelan Summer League. Felix began his minor league career the following spring. In 2003 Felix logged the season with two Class-A teams going 7-2. Felix got then promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. In 2004 Felix was assigned to the 66ers of the Class-A California league in 2004. He went 9-3 in 15 starts, and struck out 114 batters in 92 innings. Felix also earned a spot in the future game during All-Star break. Felix finished that year losing just one of his 10 starts while limiting enemy hitters to a .220 average. At age 18 Felix constantly threw fastballs in the mid -90’s, touching 97 and 98 mph regularly. Felix also earned a spot in Baseball America which named him #1 pitcher in minor league ball. In august of 2005 Felix was promoted to major leagues playing for the Mariners. At the beginning of 2009 season the Mariners signed Felix for a one year contract for $3.8 million. Felix finished the 2009 season 19-5 with 217 strike outs and a 2.49 ERA. Felix also played in his first All-Star Game, hurling a hitless inning. Also during 2009 the Mariners signed a five-year deal worth $80 million. In 2010 Felix won the Cy Young Award. Another great accomplishment of Felix was his perfect game in 2012

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