Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez

Birth
Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
Death 25 Sep 2016 (aged 24)
Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 170544968 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. For four seasons (2013 until his death), he was a pitcher with the Miami Marlins. Raised in Florida, he attended Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, prior to being selected as the 14 pick during the 1st round of the 2011 Amateur Draft. He marked his Major League debut on April 7, 2013. Fernandez recorded twelve wins with an outstanding 2.19 ERA, as he earned all star and Rookie of the Year honors, thus establishing himself as one of the best starting pitchers in the league. During the next two seasons (2014 and 2015), injuries hampered his progression, however in 2016, he blossomed and produced a career-high 16 wins. He saw his strikeout ratio dramatically increase with 253 strikeouts, as he achieved all star status. During the 2016 season, he set a Major League record with a 26 start home unbeaten streak which began in 2013. Additionally, he produced a 17 and 0 career home record which included a 1.40 career home ERA. Fernandez's life ended unexpectedly, when he was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Florida. In 76 career regular season games, he compiled a 38 win, 17 loss record with a lifetime 2.58 ERA, in 471 innings-pitched.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 25 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170544968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jose Fernandez (31 Jul 1992–25 Sep 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170544968, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.