Francisco “Chico” Herrera was one of the most captivating stories among baseball in 2020 during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ summer training camp. A part of the franchise since 2008, Herrera has been a bat and ball boy and clubhouse attendant. He also received a tryout in 2012 via, at the time, starting pitcher Jon Garland and General Manager Jon Watson. Due to a shortage of players during the Dodgers’ 2020 summer training camp, Herrera acted as a substitute left-fielder for one of their two teams in some of the intrasquad scrimmages. Despite not having played competitive baseball for approximately a decade when he was a two-year shortstop at Los Angeles Valley College, he impressed both players and fans with his strong arm. One of his most noteworthy moments was when he doubled-up Chris Taylor on a precise throw who attempted to advance to second base on a flyout from Austin Barnes.
To commemorate Herrera’s story, BreakingT collaborated with Herrera, Justin Turner, and Turner’s agent and wife to produce a “The Legend of Chico” t-shirt. Along with some of his teammates, such as Brusdar Graterol, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, and Julio Urías, Mookie Betts has worn this t-shirt to support Herrera.