Former Mexican MLB Baseball Pitcher Becomes A U.S. Citizen


One of all-time favorite baseball players growing up as a kid in Los Angeles was then-Mexican pitcher Fernando Valenzuela. My dad used to take us to Dodger stadium to watch baseball games, and on two occasions, we were treated to Valenzuela’s outings.

It didn’t really matter to me that he was Hispanic, it was his unorthodox pitching delivery that drew my attention, and the fact that  he had a lot  of media buzz surrounding him.

Valenzuela has finally become a U.S. citizen after 36-years of residency in the United States.

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Hey Fernando, its about time!

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Valenzuela was part  of large group of immigrants, which includes my mother,  that felt that they needed to stay true to their countries of origin, but finally realized that being a U.S. citizen has bigger perks and protections.



Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at