Before Fernando Valenzuela, the Dodgers needed a ‘Mexican Sandy Koufax’ | Fernandomania @ 40 Ep. 4
Episode 4 starts in Los Angeles. After the Dodgers moved there in 1958, the team spent more than two decades searching for a player to connect with the local Latino community. But until Fernando Valenzuela’s emergence in 1981 Latinos looked to other sports for heroes that looked like them.