Mexican professional baseball pitcher José Luis Hernández Urquidy, born May 1, 1995, plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.
Urquidy, whose real name was José Luis Hernández, joined the Astros as an international free agent in 2015 and remained with them through the 2019 season. He debuted in the MLB in 2019.
On March 2, 2015, Urquidy joined the Houston Astros as an unrestricted foreign free agent. He pitched to a combined 2-1 record and 3.35 ERA in 37+2/3 innings for both the Greeneville Astros and Tri-City ValleyCats during his first professional season, which was the same
The Astros promoted him to the major leagues on July 2, 2019. That evening, he started his debut game against the Colorado Rockies.
In the postseason, he started both Game 2 of the World Series and Game 3 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox; despite a rough start in the former (lasting less than three innings), Urquidy made history by being the first pitcher of Mexican descent to win successive World Series.
On June 26, 2022, Urquidy opened a game against the New York Yankees with 6+1/3 hitless innings until giving up a home run to Giancarlo Stanton.
Who Are José Urquidy Parents?
Mexican baseball pitcher Jose Luis Hernandez changed his name to Jose Urquidy in memory of his mother Alma. Mexican parents gave birth to Jose Urquidy in a Mexican home. He was born to his mother in a Mexican city on May 1, 1995.
On the other hand, his biological father is currently out of the public eye. His mother, Alma, reared him in Mazatlán, Mexico, and it was Alma who gave him the motivation to pursue his baseball dreams.
Alma also placed a high priority on his education, postponing his professional deal until he was 19 years old.
The only member of Jose’s family to attend Nationals Park on Saturday night to watch her son pitch five perfect innings in the Astros’ 8-1 World Series victory against the Nationals was Alma, Jose’s mother.