Enzo Hernández

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Enzo Hernández
Born: (1949-02-12)February 12, 1949
Valle de Guanape, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Died: January 13, 2013(2013-01-13) (aged 63)
El Tigre, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1971, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1978, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .224
Stolen bases 129
Runs 241

Enzo Octavio Hernández [er-NAN-dez] (12 February 1949 – 13 January 2013) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played from 1971 through 1978 for the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. Hernández was born in Valle de Guanape, Venezuela. Listed at 5' 8", 155 lb., he batted and threw right handed.[1]

A typical ′′good field-no hit′′ shortstop, Hernández was initially signed by the Houston Astros in 1967, and later played in the Baltimore Orioles' minor league system. After being traded, he became the Padres regular shortstop for most of the period from 1971 to 1976, stealing 20 or more bases four times. He also collected 595 assists In 1971, for the 5th highest total ever for a shortstop.[2]

In an eight-season career, Hernández was a .224 hitter with two home runs, 113 RBIs, 241 runs, 522 hits, 66 doubles, 13 triples, and 129 stolen bases in 714 games played.[3]

He also played from 1967 to 1979 with the Tiburones de La Guaira and Llaneros de Portuguesa of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.[4]

In besides, he spent time with five different minor league clubs in parts of four seasons spanning 1967–1978.[5]

Hernández died on January 13, 2013, aged 63, in El Tigre, Venezuela of an apparent suicide, after suffering a long illness.[6]

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