Hooks & Runs

154 - Fernandomania Revisited w/ Erik Sherman

May 25, 2023 A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 4 Episode 154
Hooks & Runs
154 - Fernandomania Revisited w/ Erik Sherman
Show Notes

Erik Sherman (erikshermanbaseball.com) is a baseball historian and the New York Times best-selling author of King of Queens, Life Beyond Baseball with the '86 Mets. His most recent book, Daybreak at Chavez Ravine: Fernandomania and the Remaking of the Los Angeles Dodgers  (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2023) relives and sheds new light on Dodger great Fernando Valenzuela's path from rural Mexico to Major League superstardom in the 1980s. Sherman discusses his book and Valenzuela's legacy in this episode.

Episodes Referenced:
Ep. 61 - Dodger Stadium Should Not Exist w/ Eric Nusbaum

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