February 12, 1949|
Valle de Guanape, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
|Died: January 13, 2013
El Tigre, Venezuela
|April 17, 1971, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 19, 1978, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
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.
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.
In besides, he spent time with five different minor league clubs in parts of four seasons spanning 1967–1978.
- Baseball Reference Major League profile
- Baseball Reference Major League
- Retrosheet – Batting and Fielding statistics
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League career statistics
- Baseball Reference Minor Leagues career
- "Murió Enzo Hernández". Tal Cual. Retrieved 13 January 2013. (Obituary in Spanish)
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