Former Padres shortstop Enzo Hernandez was found dead in his home Sunday. His death was by his own hand, according to reports from his native Venezuela.
Hernandez was the franchise's first everyday shortstop, playing 143 games as a rookie in 1971. He was a perennial fan favorite despite his ever-present offensive ineptitude, and stuck around through 1977. After being released during spring training for the 1978 season, he promptly signed with the Dodgers and replicated his 1977 season by going 0-3; this was the end of his Major League career.
Former Padre Enzo Hernandez Takes His Own Life
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