Fernando Nation DVD
Directed by Cruz Angeles
See where "Fernandomania" all began with the ESPN Films® 30 for 30: Fernando Nation DVD. Nicknamed "El Toro" by fans, this unlikely 19-year-old Mexican pitcher by the name of Fernando Valenzuela took the MLB® by storm in 1981 with his signature look to the heavens and killer screwball. This documentary explores the euphoria around Fernando's arrival and the subsequent phenomenon that transcended baseball for many Mexican-Americans. Running time: 51 min.