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Orlando Hernandez
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Birth Date:October 11, 1965
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Orlando Hernandez

Biography:Orlando Hernandez Olympic medal record Men’s Baseball Gold 1992 Barcelona Team competition Orlando Hernández Pedroso (born October 11, 1965 in Villa Clara, Cuba), nicknamed El Duque, is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the New York Mets.

Hernández has a unique windup, one in which he rapidly, in a reflex-like motion, kicks his leg up high while lowering his glove behind that leg, before throwing the ball. Wearing number 26, he always jumps over the baselines when heading to or from the mound.

Hernández played for Industriales of Havana in the Cuban National Series, winning it in 1992 and 1996. He was known for wearing his socks knee-high, a rather unusual sight in Cuban baseball. He also represented Havana in Selective Series playing for teams like Ciudad Habana and Habaneros.

El Duque was part of the gold-winning Olympic team at Barcelona in 1992.

Hernández defected from Cuba in 1997, in order to play for U.S. Major League Baseball. He is the older half-brother of pitcher Liván, who defected from Cuba in 1995.

Hernández enjoyed his best year in 1999, with a 17-9 record and setting career-highs in strikeouts (157) and innings pitched (214.1). After the regular season, he was selected the Most Valuable Player in the American League Championship Series.

Hernández came through with a clutch performance in Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS against the Boston Red Sox. He came on in relief with the bases loaded and nobody out and promptly retired the side without surrendering a run. The White Sox would go on to win the game, sweeping the Red Sox out of the playoffs en route to their first title since 1917. After the 2005 season, the White Sox traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks for former teammate Javier Vázquez. On 24 May 2006, he was dealt to the New York Mets in exchange for relief pitcher Jorge Julio.

In a seven-year Major League career, Hernández has a 70-49 record with 794 strikeouts and a 3.99 ERA in 1004.2 innings.

Chinese Horoscope for Orlando Hernandez
Includes characteristics and Vices
Orlando Hernandez's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1965 - January 20, 1966
Birthday: October 11, 1965

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Orlando Hernandez's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: October 11, 1965

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Orlando Hernandez's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: October 11, 2023

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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