Dear Friends - We've been asked by the family of Humberto "Chico" Fernandez to pass along the following message. Due to complications with a replacement kneecap, Chico was forced to spend this past Christmas in the hospital. The family has advised that he's feeling down and in a lot of pain and would appreciate cards, notes, flowers and anything of encouragement to keep his spirits up. He is at the Mercy Hospital (3663 South Miami Avenue; Miami, FL 33133 in Room 4137). Thank you in advance for your support!So, say hello and send a kind note.
As you may already know, Baseball Assistance Team is a non-profit organization devoted to helping members of the Baseball family most in need. Go here for their official facebook page. Here is their website.
Chico Fernandez spent one season with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956, his rookie season. He was an excellent defensive shortstop who went on to have a 8 year Major League career with 4 different teams. In his best season, 1962, he belted 20 home runs for Detroit.