Fan favorite: Kiké Hernandez's best moments as a Dodger

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Dodgers fan favorite Enrique "Kiké" Hernandez has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, ESPN is reporting.

Hernandez, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in 2014, is known for his energetic attitude and his versatility on the baseball field.

In his six seasons as a Dodger, Hernandez played every position except catcher, though he spent the most time in the outfield and second base. His sense of humor and charismatic attitude made him an instant fan favorite. Here are some of his best moments as Dodger:

Banana suit in the dugout
During his first season as a Dodger in 2015, Hernandez was spotted wearing a banana suit in the dugout during a game in which he was out with a hamstring injury.

It was the 14th inning in a game against the San Francisco Giants when cameras caught him wearing the bright yellow jacket with a banana for a hood.

Hernandez later said that Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spotted him in the clubhouse wearing the suit around the 12th inning.

"Andrew saw me and said, 'You've got to go down there (to the dugout).' I said, I'll get fined. He said, 'I'll pay your fine.'"

The Dodgers walked off with a 5-4 victory in 14 innings and it would eventually lead to the fan favorite Rally Banana.



Three home runs in game 5 of the 2017 NLCS
In the fifth game of the 2017 National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Hernandez hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in seven runs to tie the record for most RBIs in a postseason game. That game would clinch the National League title for the Dodgers and send them to their first World Series since 1988.

Three-run-homer against Josh Hader
On April 19, 2019, with the score tied at 2-2 against the Milwaukee Brewers, Hernandez hit a three-run home run in the 8th inning against Josh Hader. Hernandez became the first player to hit a homer off Hader when the count was 0-2. The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher had gone up 0-2 on 82 batters previously and held them to a .049 batting average. The Dodgers would win the game 5-3.

Walk-off win on his Bobblehead Night
On Aug. 22, 2019, in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, it was Enrique Hernandez bobblehead night. Bottom of the ninth and one on base, Hernandez would make his first career walk-off hit to win the game 3-2.

Game-tying home run in game 7 of 2020 NLCS
In the sixth inning of Game 7 of the 2020 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Dodgers were down 3-2.

Hernandez was called in to pinch hit and he would answer with a solo home run to tie the game at 3. With the homer, Hernandez also became the first player to hit a pinch hit, game-tying or go-ahead home run in a winner-take-all postseason game. That home run helped Los Angeles win the game 4-3 and send them to the World Series - where they would beat the Tampa Bay Rays and win their first national title in 32 years.
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