Name: Fernando Valenzuela
Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Value of card: 6 pesos
Key 1988 stat: 2,197 instances of "Fernandomania" (in his own home)
"Fernandomania" spiced up L.A. in the mid-1980s; here are examples of "Fernandomania" in the late 1980s:
- A chicken-legged pitcher performed a one-man line dance on a baseball field.
- The one pair of blue cleats in Los Angeles sold out.
- Nearly eight people in the United States and Mexico started wearing headbands and old-man glasses.
- The Latino Elvis Impersonators gained a member — and two fans.
- A man in a blue jacket and tight white pants was arrested for leering at women at Dodger Stadium.