Rodolfo Fernandez was born in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba.
Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, Fernandez (shown in this 1952-53 Victoria card) played for Almendares and Habana during 12 Cuban League seasons between 1931-44.
According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961, Fernandez compiled a 66-49 career record in the Cuban League and ranks eighth in league history with 75 complete games. He led the league with eight victories in 1931-32.
During the New York Giants' spring training visit to Havana in 1937, Fernandez shut out a Giants team that included Mel Ott and Carl Hubbell 4-0, according to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961.