Former Cleveland Indian Tony Fernandez dies at 57

Posted at 9:08 AM, Feb 16, 2020

CLEVELAND — Tony Fernandez, the Toronto Blue Jays legend and a onetime Cleveland Indians player, has died.

Over a baseball career spanning from 1983 to 2001, Fernandez played for the Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers and the Seibu (Japan) Lions.

He signed with the Blue Jays in 1979, became the team's mainstay shortstop in 1985 and helped secure the team’s first division title that same year.

In 1993, he played an instrumental role in the Blue Jays' World Series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Fernandez appeared in another World Series with the Tribe in 1997.

Fernandez was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

He was 57-years-old.