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Dodgers: Enrique Hernandez Thanks Fans in LA in Emotional Video



It’s the official end of an era in Los Angeles. Long-time Dodgers super-utility man Kiké Hernandez inked a 2-year deal to join the Boston Red Sox this winter, ending a 6-year run with LA. Along the way, the rally banana became a fan favorite as well as an author to some of the best moments in recent Dodger history.

On Thursday night, Kiké shared his love and gratitude to the fans in Los Angeles in a tear-jerker of a social media post.

As he retells the story of his time in Dodger blue, the overarching message is clear… he is going to miss the fans and the great city of LA.

There are not enough words for me to describe how THANKFUL I am to you for embracing me from Day 1! From the rally banana days, to the balk-off, to the pinch hits, to Game 5, to the pitching days, to the “Let KIKE CATCH” days, to the bobblehead night, to finally, WINNING THE WORLD SERIES!

Calling DODGER STADIUM home and playing in front of you will FOREVER have a special meaning to me. … From the bottom of my heart, I will LOVE YOU ALL FOREVER!

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Additionally, his wife Mariana shared her final bit of love to the city and organization they’ve called home for the last 6 years.

The 29-year-old Hernandez came to the Dodgers by way of trade with the Marlins in December of 2014. Over 6 seasons, he accumulated a .240 batting average with 68 home runs and 213 runs batted in across 648 games. While he will be remembered more for his glove than his offense, his greatest moments with the bat always came in the postseason. Including a key, game-tying pinch-hit home run in game 7 of the 2020 NLCS.

Kiké, thank you for the laughs and the memories from these past 6 years. Thank you for the clutch hits and the incredible diving plays. And thank you for helping finally bring home a championship for the first time in more than 3 decades.

Enjoy Boston! Say hi to Dugie for us.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. Ugh, kinda kills me Kiké has left. More than his glove and his bat, his antics and emotions made up part of the heart of this core group. HYers, he wasn’t a true everyday player at any one position but he was NEARLY an everyday player at any number of positions. He with JT, Kersh and later with Belli & Corey and now Mookie has been the core. Best wishes to Kiké in all his future play.

  2. I cannot remember a game where Kiké didn’t bust his tail diving for ground balls, getting clutch hits or being an emotional leader that brought his personality to the game in such an endearing manner. He will go down in the books as the most versatile Dodger. I’d like to see him back on the Dodgers someday before he hangs them up. Best of luck in Chicago Kiké!

    • Kiki was my favorite in LA and will be missed by me I know that. I’m just sorry they couldn’t sign him. JT is next we have to sign him. People say that his defense is slipping. Oh really what JT have they been watching, not the JT that plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Come on LA sign him already. The guy puts his heart on the line every game, and now you dis-respect him. Shame on you!!

  3. That is one of the coolest good byes ever. It was a very entertaining ride, Thanks for everything you contributed for the Dodgers and the city of LA Kike! Good luck in Boston!.

  4. HEY KIKE, PLEASE RETURN SOME DAY AFTER BOSTON, WE WILL REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS WITH DODGERS.

  5. Kike and Joc seemed to bring a lot of emotion to the clubhouse. I feel happy for them continuing their careers with good money, but they’ll be missed.

  6. Even when he didn’t play in the game, he was a positive influence in the dugout and kept everybody loose. He will be missed.

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