Tony Fernández

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Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro (June 30, 1962 – February 15, 2020), better known as Tony Fernández, was a Dominican baseball shortstop. He played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for seven teams. He mainly played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Fernández was known for his defensive skills, setting a nine-year record for shortstops with a .992 fielding percentage in 1989,[1] while still holding the single-season fielding percentage record for third basemen with .991 in 1994.[2]

Fernández announced in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with kidney disease. On February 15, 2020, Fernández died of problems related to the disease; he had suffered a stroke and was placed in an induced coma.[3][4][5]

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  1. Porter, David; Joe Naiman (2002). The San Diego Padres Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing. p. 235. ISBN 978-1-58261-058-0. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  2. "Single-Season Leaders & Records for Fielding % as 3B". Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  3. "Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez is said to have been in critical condition". February 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  4. "Former Blue Jays all-star Tony Fernandez in critical condition with kidney disease". CBC.
  5. "Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez dies at 57". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 16 February 2020.