One of my favorite players growing up was Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez. I used to marvel at his defense and he wasn’t a bad hitter either posting a .288 lifetime batting average during his 18 year career. Now a days Fernandez is raising money through his Tony Fernandez Foundation to help under privileged kids in the Dominican Republic grow through sport. Among their efforts is the construction of the Tony Fernandez City Of Hope complex near his birthplace of San Pedro de Macoris. In the interview below, Fernandez talks about his foundation, his big league career, and what he’s been up to since retiring in 2001.