Tony Fernandez Has Passed Away


Tony Fernandez
23 Aug 1999: Tony Fernandez #1 of the Toronto Blue Jays runs to a base during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Network Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Blue Jays defeated the A’s 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport


Former Major League player Tony Fernandez has passed away at the age of 57. He was hospitalized in his native Dominican Republic with kidney problems and also suffered a stroke. Fernandez’s family apparently elected to remove him from life support.

Former Toronto Blue Jays star Tony Fernandez Passes Away

Tony Fernandez’s Career

Tony Fernandez had a 17-year career with his slash line of .288/.347/.399. He hit 94 HR and drove in 844 runs while scoring 1,057 runs. Fernandez also hit 414 doubles, 92 triples and stole 246 bases in a very well rounded career. He also won four consecutive Gold Glove awards at shortstop and was a five-time all-star.

In 150 postseason at-bats, Fernandez had a slash line of .327/.367/.420. Fernandez also hit one HR and drove in 23 runs while scoring 13 times.

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