Fernando Valenzuela

Fernando ValenzuelaIn 1982, the season after his rookie year when “Fernandomania” gripped baseball, Valenzuela’s popularity was still amazing – and profitable. In the Dodgers’ road games in ’82 where Fernando did not pitch the attendance averaged 24,500. In the games on the road where Fernando started, the average attendance was a whopping 40,900.

Most consecutive gameswith at least 6 IP and one or no earned runs allowed to start a season

Dana Finningim … 8 (1918 Braves)
Walter Johnson … 7 (1913 Senators)
Dutch Leonard … 7 (1914 Red Sox)
Spud Chandler … 7 (1946 Yankees)
Fernando Valenzuela … 7 (1981 Dodgers)
Bob Knepper … 7 (1988 Astros)