1984 Cy Young Award Pitcher Willie Hernandez Dies Heart Disease

Left-handed reliever Willie Hernandez, who won the 1984 Cy Young Award for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB), has died at the age of 69.굿모닝토토

MLB Trade Rumors reported Hernandez’s death on Feb. 22 (KST).

He reportedly battled heart disease for a long time.

Hernandez, who joined Detroit as a closer in 1984, compiled a 9-3 record and 32 saves in 80 games. He pitched a whopping 140 1/3 innings and posted a 1.92 ERA. He won both the league MVP and the Cy Young Award.

He also had two saves in the World Series, helping the team win its first championship in 16 years.

He pitched in 744 games from 1977 to 1989, compiling a record of 70-63, 147 saves, and a 3.38 ERA.

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