According to reports, Fernandez was dealing with kidney issues when he had a fatal strokeFormer Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez died on Saturday at age 57. . The Blue Jays released a statement honoring their former star. “The Toronto Blue Jays are deeply saddened by the passing of Tony Fernandez, one of our club’s most celebrated and respected players,” it reads. The Toronto Blue Jays are deeply saddened by the passing of Tony Fernandez, one of our club's most celebrated and respected players “Enshrined forever in Blue Jays history on the Level of Excellence, Tony left an equally indelible mark in the hearts of a generation of Blue Jays fans during his 12 unforgettable seasons with the team. His impact on the baseball community in Toronto and across Canada is immeasurable. Our deepest condolences are with the Fernandez family during this time.” Fernandez spent 14 seasons with the Blue Jays and is their all-time leader in hits (1,583), games (1,450) and triples (72). Though Fernandez had stints with six other teams, he played for the Blue Jays at four different points during his career and enjoyed four of his five All-Star seasons there. He also helped the team win its second straight World Series in 1993. He finished his career in 2001 with 2,276 hits, 1,057 runs and a lifetime WAR of 45.3. Read more: National Post
I loved to watch him play. RIP sir. Good Man....Tony!!! gave us lots to cheer about. So sad. Breaking! 'U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A,' breaks out as Air Force One lands at the Daytona airport.
Blue Jays great Tony Fernandez was a singular talent with a drive to match - Sportsnet.ca Tony Fernandez had a magical aspect to his game, stealing hits from balls sent deep in the hole, whipping a sidearm throw to first base while he was falling toward the third-base foul line. There will never be another quite like him. (GareJoyceNHL) Wilnerness590 GareJoyceNHL 1 forever. GareJoyceNHL Tony was a legend and provided MANY happy memories. RIPTony
Blue Jays icon Tony Fernandez passes away at age 57 - Sportsnet.ca Tony Fernandez , who spent 12 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and was a member of Toronto's World Series-winning team in 1993, has died. He was 57. I was never really into basketball anyways 😢 TonyFernandez One of the absolute best Jays of all time. Much too young if this is true.
Former Blue Jays teammates pay tribute to the late Tony Fernandez - Sportsnet.ca'He was one of those multi-talented guys who could do a lot of things to help you win. A terrific person, first and foremost.' Former BlueJays teammates Buck Martinez and Devon White remember the late Tony Fernandez . (via ShiDavidi)
Former Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez diesFernandez had battled kidney problems for several years, and he was first hospitalized with polycystic kidney disease in 2017
Toronto Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez dead at 57In a tweet on Saturday, Major League Baseball confirmed Fernandez's death, saying the shortstop had 'left for a better life.' Oh wow 😪