El Duque

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tanaka Showing A Little ‘El Duque’ And More Yankees Thoughts

This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.

03/17/2014

Orlando Hernandez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

El Duque In Tampa To Work With Yankees’ Minor-League Pitchers

Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez has rejoined the New York Yankees as a minor-league spring-training pitching instructor.

03/04/2014

Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra are the final two players introduced at the 2012 Old Timers Game (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Yankees Old Timers Suit Up For 67th Annual Celebration

Pitcher Orlando Hernandez, better known to fans as El Duque, was one of six first-time old timers taking part in the game. He helped lead the Bronx Bombers to three straight World Series titles from 1998 to 2000.

06/23/2013

Joe Torre and David Cone celebrate advancing to the ALCS in 1998. AFP PHOTO Paul BUCK (Photo credit should read PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 15 Years Already? David Cone Reflects On ’98 Yankees, Part 1

Sweeny and Cone talk about how the Bombers overcame a potentially disastrous start to the season, two turning-point games in May, and the arrival of El Duque.

05/14/2013