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Dodger Fans Are Feeling Let Down as Result of Fernando Being Let Go

April 06, 1991

The Dodgers' release of Fernando Valenzuela stirs memories of the franchise's unsuccessful attempt to trade an aging Jackie Robinson to the Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield. Now that was classic O'Malleyism, the standard for personnel decisions that no subsequent Dodger front office has quite matched. Tap the veins of an O'Malley or a Lasorda and the flow will be mint green rather than the publicists' Dodger blue.

DAVID SANDERS

Claremont

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