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Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez: Former New York Yankees Postseason Hero to Retire

New York Yankees postseason hero, Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, is going to finally officially retire, according to a tweet by Andy Martino of the New York Daily News last night.

El Duque last pitched in the MLB back in 2007, but was in the minor leagues for the Washington Nationals in 2010.

Hernandez made his mark in MLB when he joined the Yankees after his defection from Cuba in 1998. During his rookie season, he went 12-4 with a 3.13 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and a 142 ERA+.

While his regular season stats for his career aren't that impressive (90-65, 4.13 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 110 ERA+), it was in the postseason when he really shined. In 15 postseason series, he went 9-3 with a 2.55 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 107 strikeouts in 106 ...

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