Enrique Hernández (Baseball Player) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Enrique Hernández Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 87 kg
Date of Birth August 24, 1991
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Spouse Mariana Paola Vicente

Enrique Hernández is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who has represented Major League Baseball (MLB) teams like Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, and Miami Marlins. Although he has made his name playing the 2nd base position, he is renowned for his all-round abilities and utility as he has played in every position, except the catcher, in the major leagues. At the international level, he won a Silver medal with the Puerto Rico national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Born Name

Enrique Javier Hernández

Nick Name

Kike

Enrique Hernández during a match in July 2014
Enrique Hernández during a match in July 2014 (EricEnfermero / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

Puerto Rican

Education

Enrique completed his high school graduation from the American Military Academy in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Occupation

Professional Baseball Player

Family

  • Father – Enrique Hernández Sr. (Baseball Scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Mother – Mónica González (Boutique Store Owner)
  • Siblings – He has 2 younger sisters.

Batting

Right-Handed

Throwing

Right-Handed

Positions Played

Outfielder, Second Baseman, Pinch Hitter

Jersey Number

  • 14 – Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 12 – Miami Marlins
  • 6 – Houston Astros

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

87 kg or 192 lbs

Enrique Hernández and Mariana Paola Vicente as seen in December 2018
Enrique Hernández and Mariana Paola Vicente as seen in December 2018 (Enrique Hernández / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Enrique has dated –

  1. Mariana Paola Vicente (2015–Present) – Enrique got married to his long-time partner and Puerto Rican model Mariana Paola Vicente in December 2018.

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He is of Puerto Rican descent on his father’s side and Cuban descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Enrique Hernández in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019
Enrique Hernández in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019 (Enrique Hernández / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Affable smile
  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Has a mole on his right cheek
  • Sports a trimmed goatee
Enrique Hernández as seen in July 2017
Enrique Hernández as seen in July 2017 (TonyTheTiger / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Enrique Hernández Facts

  1. He was in love with baseball from childhood and inspired by his father, he began playing the sport at the age of 6. Soon, he participated in international youth tournaments in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
  2. He was just 5’6″ in his high school junior year but reportedly grew by 5 inches by the time he completed his senior year.
  3. Enrique was drafted by the MLB team Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft and eventually got a call up to the majors for the first time in 2014. He was only the 2nd player after Geovany Soto to be drafted by the MLB straight out of the American Military Academy.
  4. His nickname, Kike (pronounced as Kee-Kay) has often been spelled as Kiké during TV broadcasts to avoid confusion with the word Kike which is a derogatory ethnic slur for a Jew, but with a different pronunciation.
  5. He made his major league debut on July 1, 2014, and scored his first major league home run the very next day, against the Seattle Mariners. He was traded, later that month, to the Miami Marlins and his first major league career grand slam came (a home run hit with all 3 bases occupied by baserunners, resulting in the maximum possible tally of 4 runs from a single hit) for them, on September 26, 2014, that too in the 9th inning.
  6. By the end of 2014, he had moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers and in 2015 he topped the league’s batting averages list against left-handers, scoring at 0.423.
  7. In the 5th game of the 2017 National League Championship Series, he scored a grand slam and hit 2 other home runs. His total of 7 runs equaled the record for most RBIs (Runs Batted In) in a postseason game and his performance helped take the Dodgers to the World Series (annual national championship match) for the first time since 1988.
  8. On July 25, 2018, he pitched for the first time in his career and during the match, became the first position player since Babe Ruth to play in the infield, the outfield, and give up 3+ runs in the same game. He also became the first-ever position player to give up a walk-off home run.
  9. On April 19, 2019, he became the first player ever to hit a home run off famed pitcher Josh Hader with the count at 0-2. Before this game, Josh had gone up 0-2 against batters on 82 occasions and had always held them to a .049 batting average.
  10. On August 22, 2019, Enrique scored his first walk-off hit in the Dodgers‘ win against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  11. In October 2018, he was selected in the MLB All-Stars team for the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series, an annual best-of-6-games series between the MLB All-Stars team and the Japanese national team.

Featured Image by EricEnfermero / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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