Yankees won't underestimate King Felix

His record may appear pedestrian, but the Bombers know Hernandez is still lethal

Updated: May 28, 2011, 7:21 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

SEATTLE -- Mark Teixeira says he remembers his first encounter with Felix Hernandez "pretty vividly.''

In Teixeira's recollection, he was a 25-year-old Texas Ranger who had hit 38 home runs the previous season and had just played in his first All-Star Game. Hernandez was a 19-year-old rookie for the Seattle Mariners making his ninth major league start.

"I'm pretty sure there was a runner on third and less than two out," Teixeira said. "I dribbled a ball to second base ...

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