Enzo Hernandez, who played for both the Padres and the Dodgers in the ’70s, has died of an apparent suicide.
The 63-year old was found in his home in Venezuela on Sunday, although no details are forthcoming surrounding his death. Hernandez had, however, reportedly been receiving treatment for depression. As the only Venezuelan inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame, Hernandez batted .224 with 522 hits, stealing a career-high 37 bases in 1974 and had a career 80% success rate on stolen bases.
Former teammates and fans as well as those still in the profession took to the web today to express their condolences and to remember the fiery player who became a living legend.
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Former MLB shortstop Enzo Hernandez dies at 62 http://t.co/HXK4zlPe via @USATODAY my heart goes out to my former teammate’s family. #11 Enzo
Sad news. I remember his baseball card from 1974. He lost his job to the guy who lost his job to Ozzie Smith. http://t.co/0eDW9UmE
Sad to hear. Remember him when I was a kid. Major Leaguer Enzo Hernandez dies at age 62 http://t.co/9CvWjEkA#mlb”